Entries by Carla

House Explosion in Meade County, Ky Injures 4

Four people were injured in an August 13 house explosion in Meade County, KY. Melissa Swartz (53), her son Daniel Swartz (21) his nephew (11) and his stepdaughter (8) were all inside the home located on Old Ekron Road when the blast occurred around noon. All four were hospitalized. The 11-year-old boy has been released. The […]

Baltimore Gas Explosion – Multiple Critical Injuries, 1 Death Reported

Multiple injuries and one fatality have been reported after a gas explosion involving multiple row houses in  Northwest Baltimore this morning. The explosion in the 6500 block of Reisterstown Rd trapped several people beneath the rubble. Firefighters dug through the debris by hand to rescue three people.  All of them were transported to area hospitals […]

Cedar Rapids House Explosion – 1 Man Critically Injured

Gas is the suspected source of a house explosion that left 24-year-old Joshua Thomas of Marion, Iowa with life-threatening injuries. Thomas was working at the house, located in the 5400 block of Rogers Road, when the explosion occurred just after 2 p.m. yesterday. He sustained severe burns and other injuries and was airlifted to an area […]

Gas Explosion in Martin County, Texas Injures 4

Four people were injured in an explosion in Martin County, Texas when a ditching truck struck a high-pressure gas line today.  The truck was engulfed in flames. All four people were hospitalized. A giant column of flames and smoke could be seen miles from the blast which occurred near near 137 and D6800. Crews are […]

Wheaton, WI House Explosion Leaves 2 Dead, Propane Leak Suspected

A propane leak is the suspected source of a house explosion in Wheaton, WI yesterday that left two people dead. Dale Lambert, 66, was pronounced dead at the scene. Belinda Wedemeyer, 68, was transported from the scene to an Eau Claire hospital where she later died of her injuries. Residents miles away from the house […]

House Explosion in Eau Claire, WI Leaves 1 Dead, 1 injured

One person was killed and another badly injured in a house explosion that occurred near Eau Claire, WI just after 11:00 a.m. this morning. The injured person was transported to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Gas is the suspected source of the blast. Chippewa County emergency responders closed Highway F (Jeffers Road) […]

Hoisington House Explosion Injures 1 in Kansas

One person was injured in a house explosion in Hoisington, KS yesterday. A fire that followed the blast took about two hours to bring under control. Firefighters were called to the scene near the intersection of Main and Cheyenne streets, north of K-4 at around 5:00 p.m. When they arrived black smoke was pouring our […]

Zumbro Falls House Explosion Injures 1

One person suffered burns and was transported to the hospital after a house explosion in Zumbro Falls involving a water heater yesterday. The blast, which occurred just before 3:00 p.m., severely damaged the home located at 56501 U.S. Hwy. 63 . The water heater was located in the basement, when it exploded it blew a […]

House Explosion in Blue Sky Manor in Wurtsboro, NY Injures 1

A house explosion in the Blue Sky Manor mobile home park in Wurtsboro, NY left an 81-year-old man with serious burn injuries to over 50 percent of his body. The blast, which occurred just after 12 a.m. on June 23, leveled the home. The local fire chief said five neighbors who rushed to help the […]

Four Injured in Maumelle, AR Gas Explosion

Four people were injured in Maumelle, AK when a CenterPoint Energy crew was working to repair a ruptured gas line.  A construction crew ruptured the line while working near the intersection of Edgewood Drive and Windwood Lane this morning and called the fire department just after 10 a.m. The explosion occurred almost three hours later […]

Three Injured in Explosion at Troxel Co. in Moscow, TN

An explosion at Troxel Company in Moscow, TN yesterday injured three employees. All of them suffered severe burns.  Two were airlifted to a Memphis area hospital for treatment, the third was transported by ambulance. Troxel makes welded steel tubing and fabricated components. The explosion, which occurred around 2:20 p.m.,  originated in the company’s ventilation system, […]

Zionsville Explosion of Trailers Filled with Fireworks: 1 Dead, 1 Injured

An explosion in Zionsville, PA yesterday left one person dead and another badly injured. Authorities are still trying to determine what set off a series of explosions inside two tractor-trailers filled with fireworks that were parked on a property in the 8400 block of Orchard Road. Area residents said they heard the first blast around […]