Latest Explosions News

Man who was 1 of 8 injured in Chicago apartment blast dies

Sep. 23, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who was one of eight people injured in an explosion that tore through the top floor of a Chicago apartment building has died, and authorities have determined the blast resulted from an “ignition of natural gas." Chicago fire officials said Friday that the...

Officials: 8 injured in Chicago apartment building explosion

Sep. 20, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Eight people were rushed to hospitals after being injured when an explosion Tuesday tore through the top floor of a Chicago apartment building, officials said. The explosion at the 36-unit, four-story apartment building in the South Austin neighborhood occurred at...

Maine paper mill damaged by 2020 blast to close for good

Sep. 20, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

JAY, Maine (AP) — A paper mill that was site of an explosion in 2020 is going to close in the new year, leaving 230 workers without jobs, the company said Tuesday. The Pixelle Specialty Solutions mill lost its ability to produce pulp but continued to operate a pair of paper...

Chicago Fire Department says 6 people injured in apartment explosion

Sep. 20, 2022 11:51 AM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Fire Department says 6 people injured in apartment explosion.

Officials probing whether Northeastern explosion was staged

Sep. 14, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal officials are examining whether the employee who reported an explosion at Northeastern University may have lied to investigators and staged the incident, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Investigators identified inconsistencies in the employee’s...

Safety board issues report on Kentucky pipeline explosion

Sep. 14, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (AP) — A 2019 pipeline explosion that resulted in one death and the destruction of five homes in Kentucky happened when the pipeline ruptured and released natural gas caught fire, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. Fourteen other homes were...

Montana sawmill destroyed by fire, employee suffers burns

Sep. 13, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — A fire apparently caused by a dust explosion destroyed buildings and equipment at a Montana sawmill and one employee was flown to a Salt Lake City hospital for burn treatment, officials said. The fire started at 6 a.m. Monday at R-Y Timber in Livingston,...

Natural gas pipeline fire in water SE of New Orleans

Sep. 09, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal agencies are investigating a natural gas pipeline explosion that started a towering blaze in a lake southeast of New Orleans. The line exploded shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday in Lake Lery and the fire was out by about 4:45 p.m. Friday, the Coast Guard...

3 burned workers recovering from ND oil rig explosion, fire

Sep. 07, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

STANLEY, N.D. (AP) — Federal, state and local investigators in northwest North Dakota are looking into the cause of an oil rig explosion and fire that sent three workers to the hospital. The crew members were taken to a burn center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The well site in...

Families slam plans for 2nd judge to probe Beirut port blast

Sep. 07, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of relatives of the victims of Beirut’s massive port blast protested Wednesday against the judiciary's plan to name a second investigative judge, calling the move an attempt by the country’s political class to prevent justice after one of the world’s largest non-nuclear...