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Stinson Beach explosion, fire linked to propane tank

Stinson Beach, CA - An explosion and fire in Stinson Beach Tuesday has been linked to a propane tank used to power gas appliances, fire officials said Wednesday. The cause is still under investigation, but firefighters have identified a gas-powered stove and are...

Explosion, fire destroys historic buildings in Stinson Beach

Marin County, CA -- The Marin County Fire Department has ruled out arson or foul play as possible causes of a building explosion in Stinson Beach, Tuesday morning. The fire happened just before 8:30 a.m., damaging eight structures and businesses, five of them...

Boats ravaged by fire at marina in Fort Pierce

Fort Pierce, FL  — A blaze broke out at the Riverside Marina in the Fort Pierce area shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday. A caller reported a boat was on fire on N. Old Dixie Hwy, according to the St. Lucie Fire District. The 36’ boat was destroyed by the fire while three...

Boat catches fire at Rich Marina in Buffalo

Buffalo, NY – An explosion on a boat along the shore in Buffalo today damaged several boats. It happened late this morning at Rich Marina. The fire chief says the owner of one boat had gone to get a hose to clean his boat, and the explosion happened before he...

2 seriously burned in Salisbury boat blaze, investigation underway

Salisbury, MA - A man and woman in their 20s were rushed to Portsmouth Regional Hospital Wednesday after suffering serious burns in a boat fire in Salisbury. Fire crews responded to the Bridge Marina around 3:50 p.m. after receiving a report of an explosion and when...

Two taken to hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning in Beaverton

Beaverton, OR - Two individuals — one with life-threatening injuries — were transported from Beaverton to a local hospital Tuesday afternoon, June 9, with what appeared to be carbon monoxide poisoning. Capt. Timothy Nokes, a spokesperson for Tualatin Valley Fire &...

Officials warn of carbon monoxide dangers when boating

Salt Lake City, UT – With the summer season in full swing, Utah State Park officials are reminding Utahns to be aware of a silent killer that can put boaters in danger while out on the water. Carbon monoxide (CO), known as the silent killer, is an odorless and...

Carbon monoxide suspected in deaths of 2 people found in Coventry home

Coventry Township, OH — Authorities are now investigating the deaths of two people found Saturday as carbon monoxide poisoning. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the deaths of Dallas Milner, 25, of Coventry Township, and Maliesse Hamilton,...

Birmingham fire chief: Appliance gas leak caused house explosion

Birmingham, MI – The Birmingham fire chief said a natural gas leak from an appliance service line caused a  house to explode May 25 in the 1300 block of Chapin Avenue near Woodward Avenue. The homeowner had been away for several weeks taking care of her father and...

Four injured in Middletown house fire

Middletown, CT -- Crews in Middletown battled a house fire on Friday morning. The fire broke out at a home on Saybrook Road before 7 a.m. Fire crews from multiple towns were called to the scene. “The first five to 10 minutes we are trying to put the fire out and...

Natural gas causes Berlin house explosion, fire; homeowner injured

Berlin, CT - A gas explosion lifted a Berlin house off its foundation Monday and injured the 88-year-old homeowner who was in the basement at the time. What caused gas to begin leaking inside Edison Occhi’s home at 239 Christian Lane is not clear, fire officials said...