Entries by Carla

Zanesville, OH Explosion, Fire Injures 7 Family Members, 1 Child Dies

One child died and seven other family members were injured in an explosion and fire at their Zanesville, OH home. Emergency crews arrived at the scene around 10:45 a.m. on March 3, the two-story home, located on U.S. 40 near the airport exit, was fully engulfed. Children were climbing out second-story windows to escape the […]

Propane Explosion in Manor, TX Injures 3

A propane explosion in Manor, TX on March 26  left three people with life-threatening burn injuries. Two women and one man who were in the house, located in the 11400 block of Austex Acres Lane, when blast occurred just after 7:15 p.m. sustained burns to 40 percent of their bodies. Two of them were airlifted […]

Appliance Explosion in Edison, NE Leaves 1 Woman Dead

A propane leak is the suspected source of an appliance explosion in Edison, NE on March 20 that killed an 83-year-old woman named Alberta Leising. Fire officials believe she was doing laundry in a detached laundry room when the blast occurred at around 1 p.m. When firefighters arrived the structure was completely engulfed in flames. […]

House Explosion in Copperas Cove, TX Injures 1

An explosion and fire in Copperas Cove, TX  injured one person this afternoon. The blast which occurred just after noon was followed by a fire that engulfed the home located in the 600 block of Judy Lane. The injured person was transported to the Scott & White Hospital in Temple for treatment of explosion injuries. […]

Gas Leak Suspected in Kenosha Home Explosion: 2 Injured, 1 Missing

Heroic neighbors rushed to rescue two people trapped in a house on fire after an explosion in Kenosha, WI.  A third person is missing and presumed dead after being trapped in the basement when the house collapsed. A gas leak is the suspected source of the blast which occurred around 12:40 a.m. on March 22. […]

Natural Gas Suspected in Detroit House Explosion

Natural gas is the suspected source of a Detroit house explosion that left two people injured and one person unaccounted for. The blast, which occurred around 4 a.m. today, leveled the home located on Archdale St. near Warren Ave. and damaged several others. Neighbors told local media that they had smelled gas in the hours […]

2 Suffer Serious Burns in Delaware City Refinery Explosion

Two men suffered serious burns after an explosion and fire at the Delaware City Refinery on March 11. The men, ages 47 and 31, were airlifted from the scene and are now receiving treatment at the Crozer Burn Center in Upland, Pennsylvania. The explosion and fire occurred around 1:30 p.m. Black smoke that billowed into […]

Explosion at Valley Proteins in Rose Hill, NC Injures 4

An explosion at Valley Proteins in Rose Hill, NC this morning seriously injured four contract workers who were airlifted to an area hospital for burn injuries. The explosion occurred around 10:45 this morning as the crew was working in the finished product area of the lant located on Yellowcut Road. xxx Michael Smith, vice chairman […]

Riverside, CA House Explosion Injures 1

A house explosion in Riverside, CA on March 2 has left one man who suffered serious burn injuries hospitalized in critical condition. He is being treated in a burn unit of an area hospital. The explosion, which occurred just after 2:30 p.m., badly damaged the house located in the 4200 block of Witt Avenue. The […]

Explosion in Downtown LA Injures 3

An explosion in an industrial part of downtown Los Angeles on March 1 injured three people, two of them are in critical condition.  The explosion, which occurred just before noon, blew the roof off of the building located at 743 Kohler Street. Neighbors said the space, located in a row of commercial buildings, was used […]

Man Dies in House Explosion in Pittsburg, California

One man is dead after a house explosion in Pittsburg, California on February 26.  Firefighters arrived at the house, located in the 100 block of Linscheid Drive just after 9:00 a.m. and said they did not see flames coming out of the house. The man inside had suffered burns to most of his body. He […]

Valley City Explosion Injures 4 in North Dakota

A house explosion in Valley City, ND yesterday injured four people who are being treated at an area hospital. Neighbors told Fire Chief Scott Magnuson that they heard a loud explosion before a fire engulfed the home at around 9 p.m. on February 26. Four people were taken by ambulance to the hospital where they […]