Explosions

In a view looking northwest from above, the aftermath of a gas explosion in downtown Sun Prairie, Wis., is seen Wednesday, July 11, 2018. At the top right of the image is the site of the former Barr House where the explosion originated and leveled the building. Sun Prairie Fire Department Capt. Cory Barr was killed Tuesday when a natural gas explosion leveled most of a city block, including the tavern Barr owned. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 8:44 pm
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — A massive natural gas explosion killed a firefighter and leveled portions of a city block in a southern Wisconsin community, including a bar the firefighter owned, authorities said Wednesday. The blast in downtown Sun Prairie on Tuesday evening also injured at least 11...
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People evacuate as they were told to move farther away the scene of an explosion in downtown Sun Prairie, Wis., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The explosion rocked the downtown area of Sun Prairie, a suburb of Madison, after a contractor struck a natural gas main Monday, sending an unknown number of people to hospitals, authorities said. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 10:24 am
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal gas explosion and fire in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Police say an initial sweep found no new victims in the buildings damaged by a fatal explosion and fire in the southern Wisconsin community of Sun Prairie. Sun Prairie...
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A large plume of smoke from a massive fire is seen in Sun Prairie, Wis., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Witnesses said the fire broke out after a loud boom Tuesday night shook the community. Police blocked off downtown streets from traffic and onlookers. (AP Photo/Todd Richmond)
July 10, 2018 - 11:59 pm
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — An explosion rocked the downtown area of a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, after a contractor struck a natural gas main Tuesday, injuring two firefighters and a police officer, authorities said. Police Lt. Kevin Konopacki said that around 6:20 p.m., firefighters and police...
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This arieal image taken from video provided by WPVI shows debris covering the ground after a house exploded on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in Newfield, N.J. The blast reduced the two-story home to a pile of rubble, killing two people. (WPVI via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 6:00 pm
NEWFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A house exploded in New Jersey early Saturday, killing a husband and wife and reducing the two-story home to piles of scattered rubble, but no foul play was suspected, authorities said. The blast initially reported as a gas explosion shattered windows in nearby homes, KYW-TV...
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A soldier guards the perimeter around the wreckage of several fireworks workshops in Tultepec, Mexico, Thursday, July 5, 2018.
(AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
July 06, 2018 - 10:06 am
TULTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — First a horrific blast rocked the town of Tultepec, a place already notorious for deadly fireworks accidents, and emergency workers rushed in to rescue the injured. Then, 20 minutes later, a new series of other explosions erupted around them, killing at least four...
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A building smolders at the site where several fireworks workshops blew up in Tultepec, Mexico, Thursday, July 5, 2018. More than a dozen people were killed and at least 40 injured when a series of explosions ripped through fireworks workshops in a town just north of Mexico City. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
July 05, 2018 - 7:55 pm
TULTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Twenty-four people were killed and at least 49 injured Thursday when a series of explosions ripped through fireworks workshops in a town just north of Mexico City, according to officials. The dead included at least four firefighters and two police officers who rushed to the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, a firefighter monitors a house burning in Santa Rosa, Calif. California lawmakers may change the standard for determining whether utilities are liable for wildfire damage following the worst wildfire season in state history. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 02, 2018 - 11:56 pm
GUINDA, Calif. (AP) — A massive wildfire in rural Northern California has exploded in size and forced evacuations in hot, dry weather that is sweeping through several western states where blazes are threatening thousands of homes. The fast-moving fire that started over the weekend northwest of...
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June 30, 2018 - 1:59 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza says a mysterious explosion has killed two residents and injured eight others, three seriously. Local media reports said Saturday's blast rocked a house in the city's eastern neighborhood of Shejaeya. Other reports said it was a...
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Long Beach police keep a street closed off near a retirement home, seen in background on Monday, June 25, 2018, in Long Beach, Calif. A resident of a retirement home in Southern California opened fire on firefighters responding to a report of an explosion in the building, killing at least one and wounding others, officials said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 27, 2018 - 7:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 77-year-old man set off an explosion in a California retirement home in an attempt to kill his neighbor before he shot at responding firefighters and killed a veteran captain, prosecutors said Wednesday. Thomas Kim was charged with murder, attempted murder, arson and explosives...
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Long Beach firefighters walk along a street near a retirement home where at least one firefighter was killed in Long Beach, Calif., on Monday, June 25, 2018. A resident of the retirement home in Southern California opened fire on firefighters responding to a report of an explosion in the building, officials said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 25, 2018 - 8:04 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A retirement home resident shot at firefighters who responded to a report of an explosion at the Southern California facility on Monday, killing a veteran fire captain and leaving a second firefighter and another resident wounded, officials said. Investigators believe the...
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