Latest Explosions News

Angel Silva talks about the blast that damaged his newly purchased home on Bridgeland Lane in Houston, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, after the Watson Grinding Manufacturing explosion early Friday morning. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

CEO walks back pledge to fix homes damaged in Houston blast

Jan. 28, 2020 7:39 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The head of a company involved in a massive explosion in Houston that killed two workers and injured 20 others on Tuesday backtracked on a pledge he had made earlier in the day to fix the hundreds of structures damaged by the blast. John Watson, who is the CEO of Watson Grinding and...

Pakistani rescue workers look for survivors amid debri of a building in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Pakistani officials said Tuesday that a gas cylinder explosion at a small perfume-making factory killed many people and injured others. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)

Pakistan gas cylinder explosion kills 11 in perfume factory

Jan. 28, 2020 8:17 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A massive explosion and fire triggered by a gas cylinder explosion engulfed a small perfume factory in eastern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, rescuer workers and police said. Two people were also injured in the blast, which caused the roof of the factory to...

Angel Silva talks about the blast that damaged his newly purchased home on Bridgeland Lane in Houston, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, after the Watson Grinding Manufacturing explosion early Friday morning. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

New assessment shows 450 structures damaged by Houston blast

Jan. 27, 2020 6:26 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An updated assessment released Monday of the impact of a massive explosion at a warehouse in Houston that killed two workers and injured 20 others shows that 450 structures, mostly homes, were damaged. The new total is more than double the initial assessment of about 200 damaged structures...

This aerial photo taken from video provided by KTRK-TV shows damage to buildings after an explosion in Houston on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.  A large explosion left rubble scattered in the area, damaged nearby homes and was felt for miles away. A fire continues to burn and people have been told to avoid the area.  (KTRK-TV via AP)

Houston mayor, others help residents after deadly blast

Jan. 26, 2020 5:12 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s mayor and others say they will work to provide assistance to residents whose homes were damaged after a massive explosion at a warehouse that killed two workers and injured 20 others. Mayor Sylvester Turner on Saturday walked through the impacted neighborhoods in northwest...

A team of South Korean investigators inspects a damaged motel in Donghae, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Four people were killed and five others were injured on Saturday in an explosion at a motel in eastern South Korea. (Lee Hae-yng/Yonhap via AP)

4 dead, 5 injured in explosion at South Korean motel

Jan. 25, 2020 10:16 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Four people were killed and five others were injured on Saturday in an explosion at a motel in eastern South Korea. The explosion occurred on the second floor of the motel where seven guests were using a gas stove to grill meat, said Kim Dong-woo, an official from the fire...

Kansas officials: Body found in burned out Vermillion home

Jan. 25, 2020 3:18 PM EST

VERMILLION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas fire officials are investigating a house explosion and fire in northeastern Kansas were a body was later discovered. The explosion was reported just after 7 a.m. Friday at a house in Vermillion, television station WIBW reported. When firefighters arrived, they found the home...

2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Jan. 24, 2020 11:18 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, killing two workers, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened residents from their sleep miles away, authorities said. The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m. inside a building at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing,...

Handyman convicted of causing blast that destroyed rowhome

Jan. 24, 2020 6:26 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A jury has convicted a handyman of intentionally causing an explosion that leveled a brick rowhome in Denver, injuring nine people, including himself. KUSA-TV reports 57-year-old Todd Perkins was found guilty Friday of multiple charges stemming from the Aug. 14, 2018, blast near downtown,...

Bodies of father, daughter found after fire in Bigfork

Jan. 24, 2020 3:05 PM EST

BIGFORK, Minn. (AP) — The bodies of a 92-year-old man and his 62-year-old daughter were found in a Bigfork home after a fire and possible explosion, Itasca County sheriff's officials said Friday. Authorities said they got a call Thursday morning about a structure fire that happened after a loud bang in the...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo, a firefighter walks through the scene of a building explosion in Farmington, Maine. According to testimony at a legislative hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, the blast was caused by a post that was placed in the ground to protect an exterior heating unit, severing an underground gas line. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

No criminal charges to be filed in deadly propane blast

Jan. 24, 2020 1:15 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine company that severed an underground propane line that caused a deadly propane explosion was cited for violating the state's Dig Safe law, but no criminal charges are warranted, officials said Friday. The propane line was ruptured by a Manchester company that was installing...