Entries by Carla

Explosion at CNG Fueling Station in Riverside, CA Injures 2

An explosion at a CNG fueling station in Riverside, CA yesterday injured two people, one of them critically. Both of the people who were injured were transported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment. The compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station located, located at 5961 Acorn St., is one of two in the city […]

2 Injured in Middletown, CT House Explosion Die

Two people who were injured in a Middletown, CT house explosion last week have died from their injuries. Authorities have not released their names. A total of four people were injured when the house at 1622 Saybrook Road exploded and caught fire around 6:20 a.m. on May 29. The fire marshal’s office is investigating what […]

Explosion in Middletown, CT Injures 4

An explosion and fire in Middletown, CT this morning injured four people who have been taken to the hospital. Firefighters were called to the scene on Saybrook Road around 6:20 a.m. There they found four people with injuries outside and transported them to Middlesex Hospital. There is no information yet on their status. The fire […]

Saylorville Lake Boat Explosion Injures 3 in Iowa

Three people were injured in a boat explosion on Saylorville Lake just north of Des Moines, Iowa on Memorial Day. Officials said eight people were aboard the boat when accumulated gas fumes ignited and the boat exploded in the late afternoon. Two people were treated for minor burns at the scene, the third victim sustained […]

Neighbors Rescue Veteran from Memorial Day Explosion in Berlin, CT

Neighbors rescued an 83-year-old Marine Corps veteran trapped in the flaming wreckage of his Berlin, CT home after it exploded on Memorial Day. A gas leak is the suspected source of the blast that leveled the home on Christian Ave. When the blast occurred around 11 a.m., neighbors ran to help. It took them several tries […]

Boat Explosion on Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma Injures 2

Two people were injured in a boat explosion on Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma on May 23 injured. One of them, Ashley Jansson, 36, of Kansas, sustained multiple burns, she is in critical condition at a Tulsa-area hospital. Johnny Marshall, 41, sustained burns to his arms, legs and head but he declined to receive treatment at […]

Boat Explosion at Charleston Harbor Marina injures 4

Four people on a boat at the Charleston Harbor Marina’s fueling station were injured when an explosion occurred around 9 p.m. last night. The blast occurred while the boat was being filled with gas. A small fire in the engine room of the boat followed the explosion. Three of the people on board sustained serious […]

Janesville, WI Duplex Explosion Injures 2

Two people were injured when an explosion occurred at a duplex in Janesville, WI last night.  One tenant reported smelling gas before the explosion.   A tenant told Janesville Fire Battalion Chief Ron Bomkamp that the odor had been coming from the area in the basement near the water heater for several days, according to […]

Bois Blanc, MI Explosion: 2 Injured are Airlifted from Island

Two people injured when a cottage on Bois Blanc Island in Michigan exploded on May 22 were airlifted from the scene.  A fire followed the explosion. One of the victims was trapped beneath the rubble of the cottage and was freed by emergency responders. About 12 miles long, Bois Blanc, located to the southeast of Mackinac […]

Explosion at Pelican Island Tank Farm Injures 2 in Texas

An explosion at the Pelican Island Storage Terminal on Pelican Island, Texas injured two people yesterday. Workers at the crude-oil storage facility on GTI Blvd. were welding near a tank that holds two million gallons of heavy crude when the tank exploded into flames. Firefighters used foam cannons to suppress the fire. Owned by World […]

Howell, MI Explosion Leaves 1 Man with Severe Burns

A man in Howell, MI suffered severe burns when a furnace he was working on exploded around 4:45 p.m. on May 10. Larry Mikinka suffered second- and third-degree burns to face and was transported to the burn unit at the University of Michigan Hospital. Mikinka will require skin grafts and other treatment, his son told […]

Ruptured Gas Line Explosion in San Antonio Injures 1

A man suffered extensive burn injuries in an explosion and fire that engulfed his San Antonio home last night after a CPS Energy crew ruptured a gas line with an excavator. Neighbors rushed to pull the man from the burning building. He was transported to an area hospital. The blast occurred around 10 p.m. in […]