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Sioux City apartments evacuated for carbon monoxide

Sioux City, IA — A Sioux City apartment complex was evacuated Monday afternoon for carbon monoxide. Sioux City fire crews arrived just after 12:00 p.m, at the Stellart Apartments on 21st and Nebraska for an alarm. Firefighters found unsafe levels of carbon monoxide...

AFR responds to gas explosion in NE Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM – The Albuquerque Fire Rescue is on the scene of a natural gas explosion in northeast Albuquerque Monday morning near Girard and Constitution. According to AFR, the initial call was of an explosion, but now they are working on a house fire that was...

State: Natural gas caused home explosion

Port Washington, OH - A natural gas explosion caused the explosion that destroyed a home in the Port Washington area Jan. 14, according to a spokesman for the Division of State Fire Marshal of the Ohio Department of Commerce. The exact cause, however, remains...

Boat catches fire after fueling at marina in Fort Lauderdale, FLFR says

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Dark smoke could be seen billowing into the sky from the Bahia Mar Marina on Sunday morning. According to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, a 28-foot cabin cruiser had just completed fueling at the marina when flames erupted. Fire rescue was called to...

Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in Chicago woman’s death

Chicago, IL — An elderly woman is dead and an elderly man is in critical condition after an apparent carbon monoxide leak in an apartment on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Police say officers were called to the apartment shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday. Officers found...

2 people injured after house explosion in Grady County, officials say

Grady County, OK — Two people were injured after authorities said a house exploded Saturday evening in Grady County. According to Grady County Fire Department officials, firefighters responded around 6 p.m. Saturday to a report of a residential house explosion with...

Five sickened in Wakefield, Neb. carbon monoxide leak

Wakefield, NE -- Five individuals were sickened in a carbon monoxide leak at a Wakefield establishment Friday night. At around 10:27 p.m. Friday, Wakefield Fire and Rescue was dispatched to Countyline Lanes and Dining, 311 Main St., "for a suspected gas leak with...

Gas leak likely caused Peoria County home explosion

Peoria County, IL -- Chillicothe Fire Chief Marvin Roderick said he is 95 percent certain that a propane gas leak caused a home near Chillicothe to explode Tuesday afternoon. Small flames and smoke continued to rise from the explosion site Wednesday afternoon. The...

Nearly 100 evacuated from Madison shelter early Wednesday

Madison, WI - Nearly 100 people were evacuated from a Madison shelter, just hours after an overnight storm dropped several inches of snow on the city. The evacuation effort began around 4:30 a.m., shortly after a staff member detected a gas odor so potent that one...