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Documents show how funeral home investigation began

Sep. 16, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A Pocatello, Idaho, funeral home that is under investigation was targeted due to a cremation chamber badly damaged in an explosion and a decomposing body visible through a window, according to state disciplinary documents. The East Idaho news...

Weekend blast: Gas now shut off to Georgia apartment complex

Sep. 15, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Gas has been temporarily turned off at an apartment complex in an Atlanta suburb where a building partially collapsed during a weekend explosion, sending four people to the hospital. Atlanta Gas Light said inspectors have identified appliance and...

2 firefighters killed, 4 injured in Czech gas explosion

Sep. 15, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Two firefighters were killed in a gas explosion that leveled a family house in southeast Czech Republic, officials said on Wednesday. The head of the regional government, Radim Holis, also said two other firefighters were injured. The regional rescue...

Sheriff: Man killed in truck explosion in Troutdale, Oregon

Sep. 13, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — An explosion in a pickup truck killed a man in Troutdale, Oregon early Monday, authorities said. Police and firefighters responded to calls at 2:19 a.m. Monday reporting a loud explosion and vehicle fire at a home on the 600 block of Southeast...

4 injured after apartment building explosion near Atlanta

Sep. 12, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — An explosion rocked an apartment building in suburban Atlanta on Sunday, causing the three-story structure to partially collapse and leaving four people with minor injuries, authorities said. The cause of the explosion was unknown, but a local...

Report: Gas explosion in Chinese apartment building kills 8

Sep. 11, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Eight people were killed by an explosion and fire Saturday caused by a leak from a liquefied gas cylinder in an apartment building in northeastern China, a state news agency reported. Five others were hospitalized with injuries after the predawn fire in...

Gas explosion in apartment building outside Moscow kills 2

Sep. 08, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A gas explosion in an apartment building outside Moscow on Wednesday killed two people and injured at least five others, law enforcement officials said. Russian media said more people may be under the rubble. The blast occurred in a nine-story building in...

Gas line leak caused fatal Maynard house explosion

Sep. 07, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

MAYNARD, Mass. (AP) — An explosion and fire that killed a man in a Maynard home was caused by a leak in an underground gas line that ignited in a basement crawlspace, officials said Tuesday. First responders called to the scene of a potential gas leak last week arrived...

Fire officials: 2 hurt in Maryland house explosion

Sep. 07, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

LAYTONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Two people were injured in an explosion at a Maryland home Tuesday morning, fire officials said. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews were called to a home in Laytonsville for a report of an explosion just before 8 a.m. and found the home...

ATF: Chandler print shop explosion accidental, not criminal

Aug. 31, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — An accidental gas leak led to last week's explosion at a Chandler strip mall print shop that left four men with serious burns, federal authorities said Tuesday. Gabriel Pinon, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...