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Evacuated New Jersey Residents Return After Fire in Asphalt Tank

Firefighters were trying to determine what caused an asphalt tank fire early Tuesday that shook a neighborhood of homes and businesses and forced the evacuation of at least 30 families. Neighbors of Blueknight Energy Partners said they were awakened by …

Massachusetts Chemical Plant Re-Opens a Day After a Series of Explosions

A Massachusetts chemical manufacturing plant re-opened Friday, a day after at least six explosions at the facility forced workers to evacuate and blew a hole in the roof. Seqens North America, formerly PCI Synthesis, in Newburyport, in a statement Friday …

13 Workers from a New Hampshire Company Treated at Hospital After Chemical Incident

Authorities say 13 people from a New Hampshire company were taken to hospitals and more than 50 others were evacuated after being exposed to a chemical. The incident at Fluid Air, a subsidiary of Spraying Systems Co., in Merrimack, happened …

Explosion Levels New Jersey Home, Injuring Lone Occupant

An explosion leveled a home in New Jersey on Monday, injuring the lone occupant, who was pulled from the burning rubble by an off-duty police officer and first responders. Heavy flames and a large plume of smoke rose from the …

Update: ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Hurricane Florence Prompts Evacuations in Carolinas

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018, 5:47 am— Florence continued to roll toward the U.S. East Coast, poised to become the strongest hurricane in almost 30 years to hit the Carolinas as more than 1 million people began fleeing a coastline that …

Landslides Close Roads, Damage Vehicles in Pittsburgh Area

Landslides in the Pittsburgh, Penn., area closed roads and damaged vehicles. Allegheny County officials said Saturday a Duquesne Heights landslide prompted closure of a street and evacuation of a home after materials slid down a slope against the home. Another …

New Tsunami Warning System Could Add Vital Minutes of Warning for Indonesia

Indonesia’s tsunami detection system, made up of seafloor sensors that communicate with transmitting buoys on the surface, has been rendered useless by vandals and lack of funding. Now Indonesian and U.S. scientists say they’ve developed a way to dispense with …

Man Charged with Setting New York Apartment Building on Fire

Authorities say they’ve charged a 63-year-old man with setting a fire in an apartment building in Buffalo, leaving 18 people homeless. Fire officials say the fire was set around 5 a.m. Saturday in a multi-unit building on Bailey Avenue. All …

Beverly City Hall in Massachusetts Evacuated After Fire Releases Toxic Gas

Beverly City Hall had to be evacuated along with several other buildings after officials say an underground electrical fire released dangerous amounts of carbon monoxide. Firefighters were called to city hall on Tuesday morning after smoke began emanating from a …

Federal Disaster Aid OK’d for 6 More Texas Counties

Six more Texas counties hard-hit by flooding and severe storms this month are now eligible for federal disaster aid. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Hood, Marion and Parker counties have been added to a federal …