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Several Injured in Gas Explosion in Baltimore County

Several people were injured Friday, including one critically, after a gas explosion in a Baltimore County neighborhood, officials said. Elise Armacost, a Baltimore County Fire Department spokeswoman, said authorities at the scene are assessing the number injured and the extent …

Three Hospitalized After Gas Explosion at Virginia Restaurant

Three people were hospitalized Thursday following a gas explosion in the kitchen of a Virginia restaurant, leaving one of the victims with life-threatening injuries, according to authorities. Crossroads Restaurant in Doswell was closed at the time of the 12:30 p.m. …

Gas Explosion Engulfs Three Long Island Homes in Flames

Two firefighters and a resident were injured when three Long Island houses were set ablaze by a gas explosion early Sunday morning, fire officials said. The explosion shortly after 5:30 a.m. destroyed three homes in Meadowmere Park in Nassau County, …

Gas Explosion, Fire Displaces 150 People in Boston

A gas explosion and fire at a Boston apartment building has displaced about 150 people. Fire officials say no injuries were reported at the 40-unit residential building in the Mattapan neighborhood. The explosion and fire were reported early Saturday afternoon. …

Trial Begins in East Village Gas Explosion That Killed Two

A construction scheme to service high rent tenants created a virtual bomb, causing the 2015 gas explosion in Manhattan’s East Village that killed two people, injured 19 others and leveled three buildings, prosecutors said Monday during the start of trial. …

Board Faults Utility’s Equipment in Fatal 2016 Explosion in Maryland

A gas company’s faulty equipment is the most likely cause of an explosion at a suburban Maryland apartment complex that killed seven people in 2016, according to federal report issued Tuesday. The explosion and fire at the Flower Branch apartments …

Aging Infrastructure Poses Risks for Communities Relying on Natural Gas

The kind of dramatic scenes that played out in suburban Massachusetts last month following a series of explosions and fires may serve as a warning of what lies ahead for the U.S., where an increasing reliance on natural gas is …

Police Close to Decision on Charges in Fatal Wisconsin Blast

Police say they’ll soon decide whether to recommend prosecutors file charges in connection with a natural gas explosion that killed a Wisconsin firefighter. Authorities say a construction crew struck a gas main in downtown Sun Prairie on July 10, resulting …

Changes Urged Amid Probe of Fatal Pennsylvania Gas Explosion

Federal authorities investigating a gas explosion that leveled a Pennsylvania home last year, killing one utility worker and injuring two other workers, are urging changes to prevent incorrect installation of a gas distribution system component. The National Transportation Safety Board …

Austrian Gas Blast Caused by Seal in Newly Installed Filtering Unit: Hub Operator

The massive explosion that shut down natural gas flows for half a day in Austria this week was caused by a loose cap seal on a newly installed filtering unit, according to investigations by the operator of the Baumgarten hub. …