Entries by Lauren

Rathdrum, ID House Explosion Injures 1

A Rathdrum, Idaho house explosion injured one man Thursday afternoon. Officials say a gas leak caused the house explosion after a contractor working in the front yard struck a gas line.  The blast happened about an hour and a half after Avista Utilities arrived on the scene. A contractor for Ziply Fiber struck a gas line while […]

Mobile Home Explosion Kills 1 in Amherst Township, OH

A mobile home explosion killed one woman in Amherst Township, Ohio, Wednesday afternoon. After receiving a 911 call about a mobile home explosion at Westwood Estates, the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office dispatched first responders to the scene. They arrived to find 53-year-old Rebecca Squires with severe burn injuries. Squires was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, […]

House Explosion in Pin Point Community Injures 3

A house explosion in the Pin Point Community of Chatham County injured three people early Monday. Although the cause is still under investigation, officials suspect a propane tank caused the house on 9913 Pin Point Avenue to explode. When firefighters arrived, they found a full-blown structure fire and evidence of an explosion. Neighbors told WTOC News they […]

Cambridge House Explosion Injures 5

A Cambridge house explosion injured five people early Saturday. Isanti County dispatchers received several calls about the house explosion on the 33000 block of Hilary Circle Northeast. Neighbors told WCCO-TV that the impact of the blast caused their homes to shake.  First responders found four injured adults outside the house and rescued a man who was still […]

Dallas Apartment Explosion Injures 8

A Dallas apartment explosion injured eight people Wednesday morning, including four firefighters. The explosion happened while firefighters were investigating a gas leak at Highland Hills Apartments in the 5700 block of Highland Hills Drive. When firefighters arrived, they noticed a gas odor around the building. Dallas Fire Rescue (DFR) says building residents reported the smell […]

Gas Line Explosion in Coolidge Kills 2, Injures Another

A gas line explosion in Coolidge, Ariz. killed two people and severely injured another early Sunday. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office says a gas line break likely caused the blast at the rural farmhouse near SR 87 and East Randolph Road. Rosalina Alvarez was severely burned after escaping the burning house through a window. She […]

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 […]