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Second Search of Virginia Blast Site Finds No More Victims

Fire officials have completed another search of the site of a weekend explosion and fire in Harrisonburg, Va., and determined there are no additional victims, the city announced Sunday night. An explosion rocked a strip mall Saturday morning, followed by …

Several Injured in Blast, Fire at Virginia Shopping Center

Officials said an investigation was underway into the cause of an explosion and large fire at a shopping center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Saturday morning that injured several people. Three people were hospitalized as a result of the incident that was …

Investigators Open Probe into Los Angeles Explosion

Police and fire investigators launched a criminal probe Sunday into the cause of an explosion at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles that sent firefighters running for their lives. Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s major crimes …

Explosion Causes Significant Damage to Maine Paper Mill; No Injuries

An explosion at a paper mill in Maine shook the ground Wednesday and produced a plume of black smoke that was visible for miles around, but it appeared no one was injured. The blast rocked the Androscoggin Mill in Jay, …

Explosion at Dippin’ Dots Production Facility in Kentucky Injures Four

Authorities say an explosion at the Dippin’ Dots production facility in Kentucky has injured four people. Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer says the explosion occurred in a production area around 10 p.m. Friday evening. Fischer said in a release that …

Safety Board Report Says Ruptured Pipe Elbow Led to Philadelphia Refinery Fire

A ruptured section of metal piping installed more than 40 years ago led to an uncontrolled release of hazardous materials at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing Refinery (PES) in Philadelphia, Penn., on June 21, causing a fire and …

Utility Looking into Cause Of Oktoberfest Explosions in Southern California

Utility crews are working to determine what caused explosions in an underground electrical vault that injured five people and sent flames into the sky during a Southern California Oktoberfest celebration. Officials said the initial blast blew a vault door off …

Suspected Gas Explosion in Pennsylvania Reduces Home to Rubble; Five Injured

An explosion believed to have been caused by a gas leak reduced a western Pennsylvania home to a pile of rubble and injured five people. The blast just before 4 p.m. Wednesday near a high school in North Franklin Township …

Fire Forces Philadelphia Energy Solutions to File for Bankruptcy Again

Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) filed for its second Chapter 11 bankruptcy in less than two years on Sunday, a court filing showed, a month after a fire and explosion led to the permanent shutdown of the biggest oil refinery on …

Huge Fire Rips Through Philadelphia Refinery, No Casualties Reported

Fire ripped through a Pennsylvania oil refinery early on Friday, triggering a huge explosion that local media said rocked homes several miles away. Video footage showed the 335,000-barrels-per-day Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, where another fire broke out 11 days ago, …