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One Dead, Seven Rescued After Gas Explosion Levels Baltimore Homes

A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday morning, killing a woman and trapping other people in the debris. At least seven people were seriously injured, and firefighters were searching for more survivors. Dozens of firefighters …

Fire Severely Damages Three New Jersey Shore Homes

Authorities say a fire in a New Jersey Shore town has severely damaged three homes, hurt at least two people and left one elderly woman missing. The fire in Sea Isle City broke out shortly before noon Thursday, sending large …

Utility Says Massachusetts Pipeline Replacement to be Completed This Week

The pipeline upgrade work that triggered natural gas explosions and fires in three Massachusetts communities last month is slated to be finished this week ahead of schedule. Columbia Gas said in a newsletter to customers Monday that replacement of about …

Utility to Miss Deadline for Restoring Gas After Massachusetts Explosions

The utility involved in a series of natural gas explosions and fires in three Massachusetts communities last month acknowledged Friday it would not meet its original Nov. 19 deadline for restoring gas service to all its customers. Columbia Gas set …

Utility Lays Out Plan Restoring Gas Service After Massachusetts Explosions

A natural gas company is releasing its plan for replacing aging pipelines and restoring service to thousands of homes and businesses affected by the natural gas explosions and fires north of Boston last month. Columbia Gas said Tuesday it’s deploying …

Four Rhode Island Homes Damaged in Fire

Four multi-family homes have been damaged and six residents and two firefighters injured following in an early morning fire in Providence, R.I. Fire officials say the blaze was reported at around 3 a.m. Saturday in the city’s Olneyville neighborhood. Firefighters …

Cause of North Carolina Deck Collapse that Injured 23 Under Investigation

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a deck to collapse as a family was taking a group photo at their rented beach house in North Carolina. The collapse July 4 sent 23 people to the hospital, authorities said. The …

Deadly Wildfire Spreads in Oklahoma, 1,000 Evacuate

Firefighters facing another hot and windy forecast worked on May 5 to battle a large wildfire in central Oklahoma that destroyed at least six homes and left one person dead after a controlled burn spread out of control. The wildfire …