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Explosion Causes Fire at Oregon Potato Chip Plant

A boiler explosion at a potato chip plant south of Hermiston, Oregon, sparked a dramatic fire Tuesday afternoon. The Tri-City Herald reports Umatilla County Fire District 1 and the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Shearer’s Foods plant …

Arizona Print Shop Explosion Accidental, Not Criminal: Feds

An accidental gas leak led to last week’s explosion at a Chandler strip mall print shop that left four men with serious burns, federal authorities said. Gabriel Pinon, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, …

Bomb Squad Caused Damaging California Fireworks Explosion, Officials Say

Los Angeles bomb technicians grossly miscalculated the weight of homemade fireworks last month when they detonated them in a containment chamber, likely causing a catastrophic explosion that injured 17 people and rocked a neighborhood, the police chief said Monday. Chief …

2 Reported Dead in Natural Gas Line Explosion in Texas

Two people were killed and three injured in a natural gas pipeline explosion in Texas, officials said. The deadly blast happened around 4 p.m. Monday at an Atmos Energy facility in Collin County near Farmersville, about 35 miles northeast of …

Explosion Damages New Hampshire House Under Construction, Worker Burned

An explosion happened at an Amherst house that was under construction, causing a contractor to suffer burn injuries to his arms, New Hampshire fire investigators said Friday. Firefighters responded to the house near Baboosic Lake shortly before 9:30 a.m. and …

Nine Injured, Two Seriously, in Explosion at New York City Residence

Authorities said nine people were injured, two seriously, after an explosion Thursday at a three-story New York City residence that blew out windows and sent a door flying into power lines. The report of an explosion on Paulding Avenue in …

Workers Released from Hospital After Baltimore Explosion

All but two construction workers injured in December in an explosion at a high-rise building in Baltimore have been released from hospitals as officials continue to investigate what caused the incident. Twenty-one workers were taken to area hospitals following an …

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 …