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Illinois man 2nd victim to die weeks after house explosion

Oct. 01, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man has died more than two weeks after a house explosion that also has killed his wife, authorities said. Alan Bawinkel, 66, died Friday, the Winnebago County Coroner’s office said. His wife, Bonnie Bawinkel, 60, died Monday. ...

Illinois woman dies nearly 2 weeks after house explosion

Sep. 29, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois woman has died about two weeks after she was seriously injured when her house exploded and caught fire, officials said. Bonnie Bawinkel, 60, of Freeport died Monday evening as a result of thermal injuries from the Sept. 13 explosion, the...

Man who was 1 of 8 injured in Chicago apartment blast dies

Sep. 23, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who was one of eight people injured in an explosion that tore through the top floor of a Chicago apartment building has died, and authorities have determined the blast resulted from an “ignition of natural gas." Chicago fire officials said Friday that the...

Officials: 8 injured in Chicago apartment building explosion

Sep. 20, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Eight people were rushed to hospitals after being injured when an explosion Tuesday tore through the top floor of a Chicago apartment building, officials said. The explosion at the 36-unit, four-story apartment building in the South Austin neighborhood occurred at...

Chicago Fire Department says 6 people injured in apartment explosion

Sep. 20, 2022 11:51 AM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Fire Department says 6 people injured in apartment explosion.

Safety board issues report on Kentucky pipeline explosion

Sep. 14, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (AP) — A 2019 pipeline explosion that resulted in one death and the destruction of five homes in Kentucky happened when the pipeline ruptured and released natural gas caught fire, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. Fourteen other homes were...

Montana sawmill destroyed by fire, employee suffers burns

Sep. 13, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — A fire apparently caused by a dust explosion destroyed buildings and equipment at a Montana sawmill and one employee was flown to a Salt Lake City hospital for burn treatment, officials said. The fire started at 6 a.m. Monday at R-Y Timber in Livingston,...

House explosion in rural northern Illinois kills 2 people

Sep. 04, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

LASALLE, Ill. (AP) — Two people have died in a house explosion in rural northern Illinois, authorities said. First responders were called at 11:25 a.m. Saturday to the explosion outside LaSalle, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) southwest of Chicago, the LaSalle County Sheriff’s...

Students returning, legal battle brews over Reno dorm blast

Aug. 20, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Three years after a gas explosion ripped through a University of Nevada dormitory, hundreds of students will start moving into the remodeled building this week as a legal battle looms over more than $100 million in damages. School officials likened the damage from...

Mother is the 3rd person to die after Missouri home exploded

Aug. 19, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

WYATT, Mo. (AP) — A young mother is the third member of her family to die in a gas explosion at her Missouri home, authorities said Friday. Myranda Gale Golden, 22, was hurt Monday when her home in the far southern Missouri town of Wyatt erupted in flames. She was taken to a burn...