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Officials: 1 dead after explosion at Virginia home

Jan. 11, 2022 08:40 AM EST

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. (AP) — An apparent explosion at a Virginia home killed one person on Monday evening, fire officials said. Hanover County Fire and EMS said crews responded to a report of an explosion at a home on Billingswood Drive in Mechanicsville around 5 p.m., news outlets...

Investigators probe Marquette County mobile home explosion

Dec. 27, 2021 14:31 PM EST

MONTELLO, Wis. (AP) — Investigators are working to figure out why a Marquette County mobile home blew up on Christmas Day. The Princeton Fire and Rescue Department issued a news release Monday saying the sheriff’s deputies received a call about 1:38 p.m. on Saturday that a...

Family sues oil company over fatal Louisiana tank explosion

Dec. 27, 2021 10:40 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Relatives of a 14-year-old girl who died when an oil storage tank exploded in February have sued the company that operated the tank. The suit against Urban Oil & Gas Group and its insurer was filed Wednesday in federal court in Lake Charles by the...

Factory boiler blast kills 6 in eastern India, injures 6

Dec. 26, 2021 07:43 AM EST

PATNA, India (AP) — A factory boiler exploded in eastern India on Sunday, killing at least six workers and injuring six others, police said. Rescuers were looking for any workers who may be trapped in the rubble of the factory that produced food snacks in an industrial area 95...

Home explodes when butane used to get THC from marijuana

Dec. 20, 2021 15:54 PM EST

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A house in Maine exploded and a man was seriously injured when someone used butane to try to extract a psychoactive compound from marijuana, state police said. The explosion took place Sunday in Auburn. Police said the investigation determined the explosion...

Nobody injured in Downtown Phoenix apartment explosion

Dec. 17, 2021 16:26 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police and fire investigators are searching for the cause of a fire and potential explosion at an apartment complex in downtown Phoenix. Nobody was seriously injured. Authorities say there was no active smoke or fire when firefighters arrived Friday afternoon, but...

Haiti in mourning after tanker fireball that killed 75

Dec. 15, 2021 17:54 PM EST

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — Nelly Joseph picked through the twisted metal roofing, overturned furnishings and rubble of her charred home Wednesday, unsure of where her dead son had been buried or where she would sleep after blasts from a flipped gas tanker destroyed their house. ...

2 women taken to hospital after NJ house blast; cause sought

Dec. 15, 2021 16:34 PM EST

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two people were taken to a hospital after an explosion reduced a New Jersey home to rubble. Officials said the blast in Vineland was reported at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Vineland Fire Chief Lou Tramontana said two women were...

Suspect in Tucson killing pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

Dec. 14, 2021 19:08 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man who prompted a nationwide manhunt after escaping custody with his wife in 2019 reached a plea agreement Tuesday in a Tucson murder case. Prosecutors said 58-year-old Blane Barksdale pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Frank Bligh and is...

House fire and explosion in west Alabama town leaves 1 dead

Dec. 14, 2021 08:27 AM EST

COTTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — A house fire and explosion has left one person dead in a west Alabama town. The explosion and fire in a home in Cottondale happened Monday, Al.com reported. Firefighters found heavy and smoke and fire at the home when they arrived, said Holly...