Explosions

This photo provided by Indianapolis Fire Department shows firefighters trying to put a tanker fire on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 in Indianapolis.. The driver of the tanker made contact with a portion of the guardrail on the ramp from I465 SB to I70 E. The contact, split the tank and overturned the semi, after which fire broke out. (Indianapolis Fire Department via AP)
February 21, 2020 - 10:28 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana woman who had given birth just a few days earlier said her instincts kicked in when she stopped along a highway to help save a driver who was on fire after his tanker truck loaded with jet fuel burst into flames. Holly McNally, 35, had just left a hospital's...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, photo, Houston resident Guadalupe Ortiz takes her daily walk at a city park located across the street from her home and a Valero oil refinery. Houston's lack of zoning has resulted in residents like Ortiz living next to petrochemical facilities and businesses that handle hazardous substances. (AP Photo/ Juan Lozano)
February 15, 2020 - 9:22 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s lack of zoning restrictions has left many residents with neighbors they don't want: petrochemical facilities and businesses that handle hazardous materials. That unease was laid bare again last month when a massive explosion leveled a metal fabricating and manufacturing...
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February 13, 2020 - 9:03 am
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — Several explosions rocked a plant in Massachusetts that manufactures chemicals used in medicines on Thursday morning, blowing a hole in the roof and leading to an evacuation but no injuries, authorities said. Firefighters responding to a fire alarm went to the PCI...
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Smoke fills the sky after a massive explosion rocks west Houston Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Houston. A massive explosion early Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston and damaged nearby buildings and homes, rousing frightened people from their sleep miles away. (Melissa Phillips/Houston Chronicle via AP)
January 26, 2020 - 4:11 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s mayor and others say they will work to provide assistance to residents whose homes were damaged after a massive explosion at a warehouse that killed two workers and injured 20 others. Mayor Sylvester Turner on Saturday walked through the impacted neighborhoods in northwest...
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Flames fill the sky after a massive explosion rocks west Houston Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Houston. A massive explosion early Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston and damaged nearby buildings and homes, rousing frightened people from their sleep miles away. (Marie D. De Jesús/Houston Chronicle via AP)
January 24, 2020 - 8:34 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, killing two workers, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened residents from their sleep miles away, authorities said. The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m. inside a building at Watson Grinding and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo, a firefighter walks through the scene of a building explosion in Farmington, Maine. According to testimony at a legislative hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, the blast was caused by a post that was placed in the ground to protect an exterior heating unit, severing an underground gas line. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
January 24, 2020 - 12:14 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine company that severed an underground propane line that caused a deadly propane explosion was cited for violating the state's Dig Safe law, but no criminal charges are warranted, officials said Friday. The propane line was ruptured by a Manchester company that was...
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January 21, 2020 - 4:21 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two predawn explosions minutes apart rocked suburban Stockholm on Tuesday, damaging buildings and slightly injuring one person. Explosives were used, but authorities have ruled out terrorism. Following the blasts at housing complexes on the Swedish capital's northwestern...
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Smoke rise following a big explosion at an industrial hub near the port city of Tarragona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A chemical emergency alert has been activated in northeastern Spain following a big explosion in an industrial zone near the port city of Tarragona, regional emergency services said Tuesday. (AP Photo/David Oliete)
January 15, 2020 - 6:09 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Emergency workers found a lifeless body Wednesday at a petrochemical plant in northeastern Spain, bringing the death toll to two from an industrial explosion and fire that also injured eight people, authorities said. The dead individual was found buried under debris inside...
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January 14, 2020 - 12:57 pm
MADRID (AP) — A massive explosion took place at an industrial zone for chemicals in northeastern Spain on Tuesday, and the regional emergency services agency warned people nearby not to go outside. A tweet by emergency services for the Catalonia region called the blast in the port city of Tarragona...
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January 04, 2020 - 12:06 pm
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — At least 14 civilians, mostly students, died Saturday after their bus hit an explosive device in northwestern Burkina Faso on the way back from a school break, according to a local official. At least four others were also injured in the explosion on the Tougan axis...
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