Latest Explosions News

Person dies when travel trailer catches fire, explodes

Dec. 9, 2019 9:33 PM EST

ALFALFA, Ore. (AP) — One person died when a travel trailer caught fire and exploded east of Bend, authorities said. KTVZ-TV reports Crook County deputies were sent shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday for a welfare check on someone living in the trailer near Alfalfa, according to Sheriff John Gautney. Gautney said...

Man dies in house fire in New Salem

Dec. 9, 2019 5:24 PM EST

NEW SALEM, N.D. (AP) — A 59-year-old man is dead after a house fire in New Salem, authorities said Monday. The Morton County Sheriff's Office was called about a house explosion shortly before noon last Thursday. Authorities found the body of Richard Doll and some parts of the house damaged by smoke and...

Police: Hunter killed in propane explosion

Dec. 8, 2019 10:34 AM EST

HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) — State police say a Florida man was killed while hunting in northeastern Pennsylvania when his portable propane heater exploded. Police in Wayne County say 81-year-old Gregory Scheer of Chiefland, Florida was hunting from a stand on the ground and using a portable propane heater in...

2 businesses sue pipeline company over 2016 explosion

Dec. 7, 2019 10:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two businesses whose Northwest Portland storefronts were destroyed by a 2016 gas explosion have filed new lawsuits against the company that was digging at the time. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Portland Bagelworks owners Kim and Rik Bartel are suing Loy Clark Pipeline for $2.6...

Death toll after explosion in Slovakia reaches 7; 1 missing

Dec. 7, 2019 5:39 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Officials on Saturday raised the death toll from a gas explosion in an apartment building in eastern Slovakia to seven. Firefighters and the town hall of the city of Presov said one person is still missing. The explosion occurred toward the top of the 12-story building on...

Wyoming oil field explosions, fire severely burn 3 workers

Dec. 6, 2019 4:27 PM EST

CARPENTER, Wyo. (AP) — Explosions and a fire at a Wyoming oil field severely burned three workers. The workers were taken to hospitals in the capital of Cheyenne and across the border in Greeley, Colorado, after the blasts at a compressor station late Thursday, according to Laramie County Fire District No....

Gas explosion in Slovakia tower block kills 5, injures 40

Dec. 6, 2019 10:20 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A gas explosion in an apartment building in eastern Slovakia killed at least five people and injured more than 40 Friday. Firefighters rescued people trapped in the building, which officials said is still in danger of collapse. The explosion occurred toward the top of the...

Polish experts seek evidence in gas blast that killed 8

Dec. 6, 2019 9:02 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Investigators in southern Poland said Friday they are questioning witnesses and gathering evidence in their probe into a gas blast that killed eight members of one family, including four children. Spokeswoman for regional prosecutors Agnieszka Michulec said they suspect damage to a...

Gas explosion in apartment block in Slovakia kills at least 5; people trapped on roof as building burns.

Dec. 6, 2019 8:46 AM EST
PRAGUE (AP) — Gas explosion in apartment block in Slovakia kills at least 5; people trapped on roof as building burns.

Probe can't determine cause of fire that destroyed 10 homes

Dec. 6, 2019 8:22 AM EST

Investigators haven't been able to determine what caused a fire that destroyed 10 homes in a Pennsylvania community earlier this year and displaced dozens of residents. A probe into the Oct. 20 blaze in Allentown wasn't able to determine if the fire was intentionally set or an accident, fire officials said this...