Latest Explosions News

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, file photo, flames and thick, black smoke light up the pre-dawn sky following and explosion at the TPC plant in Port Neches, Texas. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that it cited TPC for three willful violations by not developing and implementing procedures for emergency shutdown and not inspecting and testing process vessel and piping components. TPC faces $514,692 in civil OSHA fines, stemming from the explosion and fires. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)

OSHA: 3 willful violations led to plant blasts in Texas

May. 27, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. officials cited the owners of a Southeast Texas chemical plant where November blasts and fires injured three workers and caused widespread damage to the surrounding community. The Nov. 27 blasts at the TPC Group plant in Port Neches, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) east of Houston,...

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters push ambulance cots at the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Probe into LA explosion begins as firefighters recover

May. 18, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators on Monday began combing the wreckage of a fire and explosion at a downtown Los Angeles vape and marijuana accessories wholesaler to determine its cause as 12 injured firefighters started the long process of recovery. Seven burned firefighters have been released from the...

Los Angeles Police Department officers work the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Investigators open criminal probe into LA explosion

May. 17, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police and fire investigators launched a criminal probe Sunday into the cause of an explosion at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles that sent firefighters running for their lives. Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's major crimes division were working with the...

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters push ambulance cots at the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

11 Los Angeles firefighters hurt while running from blast

May. 17, 2020 7:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosion Saturday at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside and on the roof to try to knock down a fire and then had to run for their lives when a ball of flames shot out the building and scorched a fire truck across the street. ...

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman says 10 firefighters injured in fire and explosion in downtown LA

May. 16, 2020 10:14 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman says 10 firefighters injured in fire and explosion in downtown LA.

Boat explosion at Lake of the Ozarks leaves 1 dead, 3 hurt

May. 3, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — One Missouri man died and three others were injured when a boat exploded at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Shawn Carroll, 53, of Richmond Heights, died in the explosion Saturday afternoon at the Ridgeview Marina. He was pronounced dead at the scene....

Police investigators enter to inspect a burnt construction site after a fire in Icheon, South Korea, Thursday, April 30, 2020. One of the South Korea's worst fires in years broke out on Wednesday at the construction site. (Hong Ki-won/Yonhap via AP)

South Korea investigating cause of fire after 38 workers die

Apr. 30, 2020 1:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean authorities on Thursday were investigating what caused a fire that killed 38 construction workers in one of the country’s deadliest fires in years. The explosion that swept through a warehouse being built in Icheon, just south of Seoul, also injured 10 others...

FILE - This Wednesday, May 5, 2010 file picture shows a plume of oil as a shrimp boat uses booms to collect oil in the waters of Chandeleur Sound, La. On April 20, 2010,  a well blew wild under a BP oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven workers were missing that day, and would later be declared dead. Ten years after the explosion on that Deepwater Horizon rig off Louisiana's coast, The Associated Press is making the original story and photographs available. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AP Was There: Deepwater Horizon oil platform explosion

Apr. 20, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: On April 20, 2010, a well blew wild under a BP oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven workers were missing that day, and would later be declared dead. The blast touched off the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. Millions of gallons of crude oil spewed...

Activist Hilton Kelley poses along the railroad tracks that divide East and West Port Arthur Monday, March 23, 2020, in Port Arthur, Texas.

'They're killing us,' Texas residents say of Trump rollbacks

Apr. 19, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Danielle Nelson’s best monitor for the emissions billowing out of the oil refineries and chemical plants surrounding her home: The heaving chest of her 9-year-old asthmatic son. On some nights, the boy's chest shudders as he fights for breath in his sleep. Nelson suspects the...

A worker wearing a hazardous material suit hoses debris off a road near the Androscoggin Mill, Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Jay, Maine. A massive explosion at the mill on Wednesday spewed wood fiber and pulping liquor but resulted in no serious injuries. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Investigation begins into cause of massive paper mill blast

Apr. 16, 2020 10:20 PM EDT

JAY, Maine (AP) — State and federal investigators began searching Thursday for the cause of a paper mill explosion that shook the ground and sent debris and a slurry of chemicals raining down on nearby cars and buildings. Elation over the stunning news that no one was hurt began to shift toward concern...