Entries by Carla

Murrieta, CA House Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, 15 Injured

One person was killed and 15 others were injured in a house explosion in Murrieta, CA today. Firefighters and a crew from Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) were called to the scene in the 23500 block of Wooden Horse Trail shortly before 11 a.m. after a contractor working on the home knicked a gas line. […]

House Explosion in Charlotte, NC Leaves 1 Dead, Another Injured

A house explosion in Charlotte, North Carolina’s Ballantyne neighborhood has left one person dead and another badly injured. Rania Karam was killed in the blast which occurred around 2 p.m. on July 2. Her husband, Dr. Jabran Karam, was badly injured. He was airlifted from the scene to a nearby hospital.   Dr. Karam told […]

Austell, Georgia House Explosion Injures Father and Son, 6

A 6-year-old boy and his father were injured in a house explosion in Austell, Georgia on June 30.  They are being treated for serious burn injuries at a Cobb County hospital.  A fire followed explosion which occurred around 9 p.m. completely destroying the home. Neighbors told Alive11.com that they heard a loud boom and went […]

Family Recovering After Lake Catherine Boat Explosion and Fire

After a boat explosion and fire on Lake Catherine, six members of a family from Bauxite, Arkansas is recovering from their injuries. Ashley Drysdale on board the boat when it exploded in the park’s launch area around 1 p.m.on June 22. She suffered second-degree and third-degree burns over 30 percent of her body and remains […]

Lake Catherine Boat Explosion Injures 6 in Hot Springs, Arkansas

A boat explosion injured six people on Lake Catherine in Hot Springs, AR on June 22, 2019. The explosion occurred around 1 p.m. as the boat was being unloaded at a boat ramp. Three of the people who were injured sustained serious burns and were airlifted from the scene. The three others were rushed to […]

Grady County Pipeline Explosion Injures 1 in Oklahoma

One person was injured in a pipeline explosion near Chickasha in Grady County, Oklahoma yesterday. The injured person was taken to an area hospital. Chickasha is about 45 minutes southwest of Oklahoma City. Witnesses said the flames and smoke from the blast, which occurred around noon, could be seen for miles around. Investigators believe an […]

Man Injured in Ridgefield NJ House Explosion Dies

A gas leak is the suspected source of a house explosion in Ridgefield, NJ that left one man dead.  Mark Schellack lived alone in the house on Abbott Ave. and was the only person inside when the blast occurred around 11:30 a.m. on June 17. A fire that followed the explosion was fueled by a […]

House Explosion in Rapatee, IL Kills 2

Propane is a suspected source in a house explosion in Rapatee, IL that killed two people yesterday. Wanda Swain, 77, and her son David Swain Jr., 51 persihed in the blast that completely destroyed the house and damaged eight other homes in the small community located about 45 minutes west of Peoria.   The force […]

Explosion at Fireworks Facility in Roswell, NM Injures 12

Twelve firefighters were injured in an explosion at a fireworks facility in Roswell, NM on June 5.  Jeff Stroble, 46, and Robert “Hoby” Bonham, 36, suffered critical injuries from the blast, which occurred as the crew was boxing up fireworks for a scheduled Fourth of July show. They were airlifted to an area hospital for […]

Sante Fe, TX Gas Explosion Injures 5

A gas explosion in Santa Fe, TX last night injured five people contract workers for CenterPoint Energy. A tower of flames that shot 15 to 20 feet in the air following the 6 p.m. blast that injured all five members of the Dayton Pipeline crew who were working near Avenue M and 24th Street.  Two […]

Gas Plant Explosion at Hereford Ranch Plant Injures 3 in Weld County, CO

Three contract workers were injured in an explosion at Hereford Ranch Processing Plant in Grover, CO yesterday. Two were airlifted and one was transported by ambulance to Northern Colorado Medical Center for treatment of burn injuries. The workers suffered significant burns when a flash fire occurred while working on a Summit Midstream natural gas compressor. […]

Jeffersonville House Explosion Kills 1, Injures 2 in Indiana

One person is dead and two others injured after a massive house explosion in the 900 block of Assembly Road, in Jeffersonville, IN on May 19. William Phillips, 50, was killed in the blast. His wife, Janet Phillips, 45,  remains hospitalized.  Two other people in neighboring homes were treated and released from the hospital.   […]