Latest Explosions News

Malfunctioning steam room sets off alarm, prompts evacuation at Rhode Island YMCA

Jun. 15, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — A malfunctioning steam room at a YMCA in Rhode Island pumped out so much steam that it triggered an a sprinkler system alarm on Saturday morning, prompting an evacuation. In a statement, the Middletown Police Department said officials rushed to the Newport...

Kids are upstaging their political parents — by acting like kids

Jun. 11, 2024 14:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For one shining moment this week, the country's ongoing political crises were swept away by the comedic power of one cherubic and wildly exuberant 6-year-old. Rep. John Rose, R-Tenn., was giving an impassioned defense of former President Donald Trump when his...

Ohio city orders apartment building evacuation after deadly blast at neighboring site

Jun. 11, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

Residents have been ordered to evacuate a 16-story apartment building in Ohio due to concerns about the stability of a neighboring building that was severely damaged by a deadly natural gas explosion last month. A directive issued Monday by Youngstown officials gives residents of the...

An explosion and a fire at an armaments plant in Poland kills 1 person and injures another

Jun. 10, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An explosion at an armaments plant in Poland on Monday caused a fire that killed a 59-year-old man who worked there and injured another person, officials said. Prime Minister Donald Tusk said that there was no reason to assume that an “external force” was...

Authorities identify 77-year-old man killed in suburban Chicago home explosion

Jun. 08, 2024 10:09 AM EDT

LAKE ZURICH, Ill. (AP) — Authorities released the name of a 77-year-old man who was found dead after a house exploded in suburban Chicago on Tuesday. The Lake County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Timothy Toczylowski on Friday evening. He was a resident of the home,...

An explosion at a DIY chain store in Romania injures at least 15 people, 4 seriously

Jun. 07, 2024 11:53 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — An explosion at a chain home improvement store in northeastern Romania on Friday injured at least 15 people, four of them seriously, authorities said. A mobile intensive care unit was dispatched to the scene in the town of Botosani, in Suceava county,...

Man's body found after suburban Chicago home explodes

Jun. 05, 2024 14:45 PM EDT

LAKE ZURICH, Ill. (AP) — The body of a 77-year-old man has been found after a house exploded in suburban Chicago. First responders found the home leveled after the explosion about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Lake Zurich, according to the Lake County sheriff's office. The...

Deadly Youngstown, Ohio, explosion caused by work crew cutting gas line they thought was turned off, investigators say

May. 31, 2024 20:17 PM EDT
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Deadly Youngstown, Ohio, explosion caused by work crew cutting gas line they thought was turned off, investigators say.

Wisconsin house explosion kills 2 and authorities say reported gunfire was likely ignited ammunition

May. 29, 2024 15:50 PM EDT

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Two people died when a house exploded and caught fire in southern Wisconsin, and authorities believe gunfire reported by neighbors happened when flames set off ammunition stored inside the home. One person was found dead in the home's ruins after it exploded...

Building explosion kills bank employee and injures 7 others in Youngstown, Ohio

May. 29, 2024 12:10 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A massive explosion blew out much of the ground floor of an apartment building, killing a bank employee and injuring several other people. Police and emergency officials initially blamed natural gas, but the fire chief later said the cause is under investigation. ...