Entries by Lauren

Milwaukee Duplex Fire Kills Woman and Man

A fire at a duplex on Milwaukee’s north side killed two people on Saturday. The fire broke out shortly after 6:00 AM at a duplex in the 3900 block of N 14th St, just south of West Capitol Drive. The victims, Clarence Murrell Jr. (60) and Patricia Colston (53), died at the scene. Colston was […]

Four People Injured in Brooklyn House Explosion

A house explosion in Kensington, Brooklyn injured four people on Monday. Just before 1:30 PM, an explosion took place on the first level of a two-story house at 820 Friel Place. A painter who had been working in the basement with paint thinner and other fluids suffered second-degree burns over 20% of his body. Falling […]

Oklahoma Man Dies in House Explosion, Granddaughter Injured

A house explosion caused by a gas leak last Thursday has left an Oklahoma man dead and his granddaughter seriously injured. Don Osteen and his three-year-old granddaughter Paetyn were eating lunch at their home in Maud when the explosion happened. Family says that Don, while suffering from serious burn injuries of his own, shielded Paetyn […]

Shawano County House Explosion Kills 2 Men, Seriously Injures 2 Others

A Shawano County house explosion and fire seriously injured four men on Monday. Among those injured included homeowner Steve Verg (62) and Michael Suehring (64), both of whom have sadly died. First responders arrived on the scene off County Road M and Verg Road in Grant, WI at about 4:00 PM. The explosion injured four […]

Iowa Man Dies in Hospital After House Explosion

An Iowa man died in the hospital after suffering burn injuries from a house explosion last month. Daniel Miller (39) of Preston, IA was alone in his home on the 3900 block of Highway 64 at the time of the explosion. Miller was able to exit the house when a passing truck called 911 for […]

Fatal House Fire and Explosion Kills One in Lake County, CA

A house fire and explosion killed one person in the Cobb Mountain area of Lake County, CA on Sunday. The fire started at around 3:30 PM at 11335 Airstrip Road near the town of Lower Lake. The fire destroyed the structure of the house and started to burn nearly one acre of vegetation. Firefighters who […]

Gas Line Explosion Injures 23 People at Shopping Mall in Plantation, FL

An explosion caused by a suspected gas line leak injured 23 people at a shopping mall in Plantation, FL on Saturday. The blast took place before 11:30 AM at a vacant PizzaFire restaurant, located next door to an LA Fitness. Two people were taken to Broward Health Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries, one […]

Man Dies After Greenhouse Tank Explosion in Orem, UT

A Utah man died when a commercial greenhouse tank exploded in Orem, UT. The explosion happened at around 8:30 AM on Thursday at Cook’s Farm and Greenhouse, located at 1645 W 1600 N. Efren Perez Sanchez (39) was using a pressurized air tank to spray greenhouse plants when the tank exploded and struck him in […]

Industrial Plant Explosion Near Greeley Injures 2 Workers

An industrial explosion at a treater plant injured two workers near Greeley, CO on Wednesday, June 12th. The explosion took place near Highway 59, about one mile south of Jenne Trail. The Converse County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that two workers suffered industrial explosion injuries. The victims were taken to the Western States Burn Center in […]

Grain Elevator Explosion in Brewster, MN Injures 1

A grain elevator explosion at New Vision Cooperative in Brewster, MN injured one person on Tuesday at around 5:40 P.M. Firefighters were already at the scene responding to the report of a grain silo fire that occurred on Monday morning, just before 10:00 AM. The explosion took place as firefighters were putting out the fire […]

Woman Dies in Luzerne County Propane Leak Explosion, 1 Still Missing

A woman died in a propane leak explosion that leveled her family’s home in Dorrance Township, PA. this morning. Her husband is still missing and her son was found injured. Officials say that two explosions took place at the home on the 2100 block of Alberdeen Road. The second blast occurred shortly after firefighters arrived […]

Burn Survivor Advocates for Colorado Oil and Gas Reform Bill

Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) signed a sweeping overhaul of oil and gas rules into law this week. The new legislation puts public safety and the environment first, rather than encouraging production. Senate Bill 181 comes into place two years after a house explosion caused by a gas leak in Firestone. Two years ago, Erin […]