Latest Explosions News

Iowa officials investigating boat explosion that injured 3

May. 26, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — State officials are investigating a boat explosion in central Iowa that injured three people over the Memorial Day weekend. The explosion happened late Monday afternoon on Saylorville Lake, north of Des Moines, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday in a news release....

2 injured when house explodes in Janesville

May. 26, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Two people have been hurt, including one with serious injuries, after a house exploded in Janesville, according to authorities. Fire Department Battalion Chief Ron Bomkamp said that one tenant had smelled gas for a while and when another tenant lit a cigarette, the home exploded...

Suburban Detroit woman injured when her house explodes

May. 26, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) — A woman who had just returned to her suburban Detroit home after two weeks away was injured when an explosion rocked the residence as she was turning on appliances, officials said. Monday morning's explosion blew out the Birmingham home’s windows, shattered part of its brick...

4 hospitalized after boat explosion in South Carolina

May. 26, 2020 3:59 AM EDT

MT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Four people were hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries after a boat explosion in the Charleston Harbor Marina in South Carolina, news outlets reported. The boat’s owner, David Wilkes, told WCSC-TV he was filling up the boat with gas before the explosion happened...

Gas explosion settlement payments going out early

May. 21, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The first $70 million in settlement payments to people affected by a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in 2018 will be mailed Friday, about six weeks earlier than expected, attorneys involved in the case said. “For those residents who filed a claim with the...

I-465 ramp damaged by fuel explosion closed for repairs

May. 20, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis highway ramp damaged when a tanker carrying jet fuel crashed and exploded will be closed for repairs through Friday, the Indiana Department of Transportation said. Crews began working Tuesday to repair the ramp from Interstate 70 to I-465 on Indianapolis’ east...

In this Monday, May 18, 2020, photo is a charred fuel pump at a gas station in Roswell, N.M. The pump was damaged when a pickup truck being pursued by a Chaves County sheriff's deputy crashed and sparked a fire. The suspect who evaded authorities remains at large after surviving an explosion at a local gas station that ended a police pursuit and injured a woman, authorities said. (Alex Ross/Roswell Daily Record via AP)

Pursuit ends with explosion at New Mexico gas station

May. 19, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A suspect who evaded authorities in New Mexico remains at large after surviving an explosion at a gas station that ended a police pursuit and injured a woman, authorities said. Chaves County Deputy Jeremy Parmer declined to release the name of the male suspect, citing the ongoing...

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters push ambulance cots at the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Probe into LA explosion begins as firefighters recover

May. 18, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators on Monday began combing the wreckage of a fire and explosion at a downtown Los Angeles vape and marijuana accessories wholesaler to determine its cause as 12 injured firefighters started the long process of recovery. Seven burned firefighters have been released from the...

2 dead in Key Peninsula fire, grandson arrested

May. 18, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

VAUGHN, Wash. (AP) — Investigators say two people were killed in a house fire on the Key Peninsula and their grandson has been arrested. KOMO reports that firefighters arrived to a residential structure fire in the town of Vaughn Sunday night where they found a blaze burning in the basement. Investigators...

Los Angeles Police Department officers work the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Investigators open criminal probe into LA explosion

May. 17, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police and fire investigators launched a criminal probe Sunday into the cause of an explosion at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles that sent firefighters running for their lives. Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's major crimes division were working with the...