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Fire official: Gas odor after blast razes Oklahoma City home

Dec. 03, 2021 20:06 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Fire crews on the scene after an explosion leveled a house in Oklahoma City on Friday could smell gas, a fire official said. Neighbors reported the blast about 3:20 p.m. “It felt like a bomb had happened, a big old bomb,”...

Leaders say explosive at Olympia mosque meant to stoke fear

Dec. 03, 2021 14:43 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An explosive device was tossed at the Islamic Center of Olympia, an act leaders of the facility was an apparent act of intimidation. “It seems like it was meant to stoke fear,”Mustafa Mohamedali, social secretary for the Islamic Center of...

Electrical vault blast damages Los Angeles apartments

Dec. 02, 2021 12:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosion in a subterranean electrical vault damaged a Los Angeles apartment building early Thursday but there was no fire and there were no reports of injuries, authorities said. The 7:45 a.m. blast in North Hollywood broke multiple apartment...

Explosion rocks NW Indiana steel mill, no injuries reported

Nov. 30, 2021 15:22 PM EST

BURNS HARBOR, Ind. (AP) — An explosion rocked a steel mill in northwest Indiana on Tuesday, rattling nearby residents and producing a plume of smoke visible miles away, though no one was injured, officials said. The blast at the Cleveland-Cliffs Burns Harbor steel mill...

Blast blows man from home destroyed by fire

Nov. 26, 2021 11:27 AM EST

NEWPORT, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man said an explosion blew him from his home before it was destroyed by fire Thursday. Deputy Chief Courtney Wade with the Morehead City Fire Department said crews responded to the call about a possible explosion around 4:30 p.m....

Girl, 4, woman, 55, killed in Michigan house explosion

Nov. 23, 2021 18:12 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A 55-year-old woman and a 4-year-old girl died in an explosion and fire that destroyed three homes in Michigan, damaged several others and sent debris falling onto a neighborhood, authorities said Tuesday. Three houses on Flint's west side were...

Investigators: Propane leak was cause of Taylor explosion

Nov. 16, 2021 13:57 PM EST

TAYLOR, Neb. (AP) — Investigators with the Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Office say a propane leak caused an explosion last month that leveled a vacant building in the small north-central Nebraska town of Taylor. No one was injured in the explosion that happened the...

Officials: Explosion damages home, woman inside not hurt

Nov. 04, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

SMITHSBURG, Md. (AP) — A propane gas explosion caused about $200,000 in damage to western Maryland home on Wednesday, but a woman who was home at the time wasn’t hurt, fire investigators said. The explosion occurred in the basement furnace room of the two-story...

FBI removes Arizona man from most wanted fugitive list

Nov. 03, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Scottsdale man accused of killing his wife and two young children and then setting their house on fire in April 2001 has been removed from the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List, the agency announced Wednesday. The FBI Phoenix Field Office said...

3 injured in house fire that spreads to second home

Nov. 03, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three people were injured when a fire that started at one West Virginia home spread to another, officials said. Two people suffered critical injuries in Tuesday night's blaze, Charleston Fire Department Lt. David Hodges told WSAZ-TV. The third...