Building explosions

A burned pick-up truck rests on Pearson Rd. after the wildfire burned through Paradise, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Not much is left in Paradise after a ferocious wildfire roared through the Northern California town as residents fled and entire neighborhoods are leveled. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 10, 2018 - 11:01 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The few residents of the burned-out Northern California city of Paradise who were able to inspect their property on Saturday saw nothing but disappointment. Nearly the entire city of 27,000 residents lay in ruins and most were still barred from returning to the still...
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Volunteers at the Senior Center in Lawrence, Mass. hand out food and supplies, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in the wake of last week's gas explosions and house fires in the Merrimack Valley. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 18, 2018 - 6:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns. The lawsuit is the first of what's likely to be several filed against Columbia Gas and...
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A worker with Columbia gas stands over an open man hole as the crew works to make sure there are no gas leaks at the corner of Parker and Salem Streets in Lawrence, Mass., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Multiple houses were damaged Thursday afternoon from gas explosions and fires triggered by a problem with a gas line that feeds homes in several communities north of Boston. (AP Photo/(AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
September 14, 2018 - 8:21 pm
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teen driver in his car just hours after he got his license, injured at least 25 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins. Authorities said an estimated 8,000...
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In this image take from video provided by WCVB in Boston, flames rise from a house in Lawrence, Mass, a suburb of Boston, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Emergency crews are responding to what they believe is a series of gas explosions that have damaged homes across three communities north of Boston. (WCVB via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 10:16 pm
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Authorities say an 18-year-old man has died after a house exploded amid gas explosions north of Boston, sending a chimney crashing into his car. Officials have identified the victim as Leonel Rondon,...
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September 03, 2018 - 11:20 am
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — South African authorities say at least eight people have been killed in an explosion at a munitions plant near Cape Town. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blast at the Rheinmetall Denel Munition depot, which shook homes and rattled windows in...
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A large plume of smoke from a massive fire is seen in Sun Prairie, Wis., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Witnesses said the fire broke out after a loud boom Tuesday night shook the community. Police blocked off downtown streets from traffic and onlookers. (AP Photo/Todd Richmond)
July 11, 2018 - 7:03 pm
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal gas explosion and fire in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (all times local): 7 p.m. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expressing his condolences to the family of a firefighter killed in a massive natural gas explosion. Authorities say a contractor ruptured a...
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A large plume of smoke from a massive fire is seen in Sun Prairie, Wis., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Witnesses said the fire broke out after a loud boom Tuesday night shook the community. Police blocked off downtown streets from traffic and onlookers. (AP Photo/Todd Richmond)
July 11, 2018 - 7:10 am
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — A firefighter was killed and at least a dozen other people were injured when a natural gas explosion leveled at least two buildings in a Wisconsin community, authorities said Wednesday. Another firefighter suffered critical injuries after fire crews arrived to investigate a...
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A large plume of smoke from a massive fire is seen in Sun Prairie, Wis., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Witnesses said the fire broke out after a loud boom Tuesday night shook the community. Police blocked off downtown streets from traffic and onlookers. (AP Photo/Todd Richmond)
July 10, 2018 - 10:59 pm
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — An explosion rocked the downtown area of a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, after a contractor struck a natural gas main Tuesday, injuring two firefighters and a police officer, authorities said. Police Lt. Kevin Konopacki said that around 6:20 p.m., firefighters and police...
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Thomas Kim sits in a hospital gown in a wheelchair as his arraignment is postponed in Superior Court in Long Beach, Calif., on Monday, July 9, 2018. Kim, the 77-year-old man suspected of setting off an explosion in his Long Beach apartment building on June 25, then opening fire on two firefighters, killing Fire Capt. David Rosa, had his arraignment postponed until August 15. (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register via AP, Pool)
July 09, 2018 - 4:03 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 77-year-old man has made his first court appearance to face charges that he murdered a fire captain and wounded two other people after allegedly setting off an explosion at a California senior housing tower. Thomas Man Kim sat in a wheelchair Monday in the Long Beach...
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July 07, 2018 - 10:25 am
NEWFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A house exploded in New Jersey early Saturday, killing two people, but foul play is not suspected, authorities said. The blast reduced the two-story Newfield home to a pile of rubble. It was reported at 6:15 a.m., the Gloucester County prosecutor's office. The blast initially...
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