Entries by Lauren

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 […]

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 […]