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Special Report: No Improvement in Pipeline Explosion Deaths

Gas pipeline explosions and fires in the United States kill 13 people a year, injure 57 others and cost tens of millions of dollars annually, according to public data collected and reviewed by Pritzker Hageman law firm. In the past 20 years…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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Grain Elevator Explosion Injures 1 in New Ulm, MN

One person was injured in an explosion at the Farmer’s Co-op of Hanska’s Burdick Elevator n New Ulm, MN last night. Emergency responders were called to the scene in the 200 block of North Water Street at around  6:30 p.m. The injured person…
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Lyons, Kansas House Explosion, One Man Dead

One man is dead after a May 27 house explosion in Lyons, Kansas.  A fire followed the blast which occurred just after 11:30 p.m. The man, whose name has not yet been released, was the only person inside the home, located in the 300 block of…
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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…
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National Fire Prevention Week Highlights Smoke Alarm Safety to Prevent House Fires

House fires kill almost 3,000 people each year. Three out of five house fire deaths happen in homes without working smoke alarms. In homes with working smoke alarms, the risk of dying in a house fire cuts in half. Each year, the National…
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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…
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1 Injured in Fountain Inn, SC House Explosion

After a house explosion in Fountain Inn, SC yesterday morning, Kenneth Rhodes was airlifted to an area hospital for treatment of burns and other injuries. A fire followed the blast. Kenneth Rhodes and Cheryl Nimmons were the only two…