Entries by Lauren

One Dead in Tyrone House Explosion, 5 Hospitalized

One person died in a Tyrone, Pa. house explosion that left five others hospitalized with burn injuries. The deadly explosion happened around 1 p.m. on Monday. PNG was already at the scene on the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue after receiving reports of gas odor at the house that exploded. The flames spread to two […]

West Bend House Explosion Injures 2, Likely Natural Gas

Two people were injured in a West Bend house explosion that investigators say was likely caused by natural gas. When first responders arrived on the scene at 3149 Norman Drive in Barton, the house was demolished. The 78-year-old homeowner and his 48-year-old son who was visiting from California were both injured in the explosion. The […]

Plano House Explosion Injures 6, Likely Caused by Gas Leak

A Plano, Texas house explosion likely caused by a gas leak injured six people on Monday afternoon. The blast leveled the house on the 4400 block of Cleveland Drive and also damaged several nearby homes. Fire officials say an isolated gas leak within the home caused the explosion, which was so strong it could be […]

Gas Explosion at Lafayette Apartment Injures One

A natural gas explosion at an apartment building in Lafayette, Ind. seriously injured a woman in her twenties on Monday. When firefighters arrived at Waterford Apartments at 50 Cadillac Court, one of the units was on fire. The occupant, Aleksandra Balac (24) was found outside with serious thermal burn injuries. Balac was taken to a […]

Two Injured in Logan County House Fire Caused by Natural Gas

Two people were injured in a Logan County house fire caused by a natural gas explosion on Monday evening. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal says the explosion was related to a natural gas issue. Fire officials arrived at the scene in the Davin area off Route 10 to find the house destroyed. A man […]

Propane House Explosion in Fayette County Kills Wife, Seriously Injures Husband

A propane-related house explosion in Fayette County killed a woman and seriously injured her husband on Saturday, July 11. Fire investigators believe propane caused the explosion but will continue investigating to determine the ignition source. When first responders arrived at the scene in the 1900 block of Good Hope-New Holland Road SE, they found a […]

Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion Leaves 2 Dead, 3 Injured in Texas

A natural gas pipeline explosion left two contractors dead and three others injured at an Atmos Energy facility in Texas on Monday. The deadly blast erupted at about 4 p.m. in an unincorporated area of Collin County near Farmersville. According to Farmersville police, the workers were employed by Bobcat Contracting and Fesco Petroleum Engineering as […]

Lake of the Ozarks Boat Explosion Injures 6 People, Including 3 Children

A boat explosion on Lake of the Ozarks seriously injured six people, including three minor, on Tuesday afternoon. The 26-foot Sea Ray Sundeck boat was docked near the 10.4-mile marker of the lake’s Osage Arm when it exploded. Five people, including James Hohenstein (47), Kari Hoenstein (46), Brad Vanwinkle (36), a 16-year-old boy, and a […]

Possible Gas Explosion at Lexington Home Injures Two

Fire crews responded to a structure fire in the 500 block of West Short Street in downtown Lexington over the weekend. At least two people were hospitalized and several buildings were damaged. A neighbor told WKYT news that he felt his whole house shake around 4:30 P.M. on Saturday. The Lexington Fire Department says initial […]

Electrical Explosion Injures Two Construction Workers in Downtown LA

Two men suffered critical burn injuries in what witnesses described as an “explosion involving electrical equipment” in downtown Los Angeles. The explosion happened on Thursday morning when two contractors employed by Edison Power Constructors were working near a loading dock at 460 S Flower St. The LA Times reported that the two workers sustained burn […]

Two Workers Injured in Sumter County Cleaning Plant Fire

Two workers were burned in a fire at a cleaning plant in Sumter County on Tuesday afternoon. The fire broke out at TK Tank Services when a skid steer loader malfunctioned, catching nearby materials on fire. The fire then spread to a container filled with oil and water and burned a truck on-site. Two employees […]