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House explosion, fire under investigation; owner injured

Oct. 16, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

EMBDEN, Maine (AP) — Firefighters in Maine are investigating a house explosion and fire that injured the homeowner. The residence is a complete loss following the explosion Friday afternoon in Embden, state fire and police said in a news release. ...

Officials: Explosion, fire, explosion in home not accidental

Oct. 15, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An explosion and fire in a Tempe house where two women were found dead wasn't accidental, but circumstances of the incident remain unclear, city officials announced Friday. Investigators determined that the explosion occurred early Monday morning...

Woman dies after last month's huge blast in Sweden

Oct. 15, 2021 06:54 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A woman who was among four people seriously injured in a huge building explosion and fire last month that damaged at least 140 apartments has died, Swedish police said Friday. The woman died in the hospital where she was being treated, police...

Fire officials: 1 hurt in gas explosion that destroyed house

Oct. 11, 2021 08:41 AM EDT

EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — One person was injured when a gas explosion destroyed a house on Sunday night, fire officials in Harford County said. Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company Assistant Chief John Terrell said the explosion destroyed one house and damaged two other homes,...

Sought-after blast suspect found dead in Swedish harbor

Oct. 06, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The tenant who is suspected in the huge Swedish apartment building explosion and fire last month that injured 16 people was found dead in the water Wednesday, police said, adding that they do not suspect foul play in his death. The man was found in the...

2 firefighters injured battling blaze in Portland

Oct. 05, 2021 21:07 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two firefighters were injured when crews battled a large commercial blaze in Portland, Oregon, that blew the windows off a multi-business building. Firefighters responded to a call shortly after noon Tuesday of smoke coming from a building housing...

Sweden issues international arrest warrant for blast suspect

Oct. 05, 2021 05:50 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors issued an international search warrant on Tuesday for a tenant in an apartment building in Sweden's second-largest city after an explosion and a fire left 16 people injured last month. The man is suspected of attempted murder, arson...

Sweden seeks building explosion suspect, orders custody

Oct. 04, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A tenant in a Swedish apartment building that was rocked by an explosion and fire last month that injured 16 people was formally remanded in custody Monday in his absence, suspected of attempted murder, arson and general destruction. The move allows the...

House destroyed by possible explosion, no word on injuries

Oct. 02, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

ALMA, N.Y. (AP) — A home in western New York was destroyed by a possible explosion Saturday and it wasn't immediately clear if anyone was inside, state police said. Multiple fire departments and state police responded to the home in Alma, near the Pennsylvania border in...

Sweden: Manhunt for tenant suspect in building explosion

Oct. 01, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A manhunt continued Friday for the tenant in an apartment building that was rocked by an explosion and fire this week that injured 16 people, four of them seriously. The man is wanted on suspicion of public destruction. Authorities have not identified...