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Vinton home evacuated after carbon monoxide detected

Roanoke County, VA - A portable Carbon Monoxide monitor potentially saved lives in Roanoke County Wednesday. The Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department said it was dispatched to Vinton just before noon for an EMS call. When the medic crew entered the home on Tulip...

Home explodes in Gypsum following gas leak

Gypsum, CO — A home exploded in Gypsum Thursday afternoon following a report of an underground gas leak in the Chatfield Corners neighborhood, according to a tweet from the Eagle County Sheriff's Office (ECSO). The explosion at 50 Cottonwood Pass Road was reported...

Wayne County Home Destroyed in an Explosion

Wayne County, PA - A woman is recovering after an explosion demolishes her Wayne County home. It happened Sunday on Tiffany Drive in Paupack Township. According to police reports, the victim is a 59 year-old woman who recently bought the home which had no heat or hot...

Tenn. grandmother killed, child injured after carbon monoxide exposure

Memphis, TN - A woman died Wednesday night and a child is in extremely critical condition after exposure to carbon monoxide at their apartment in East Memphis, officials said. WREG reported that a woman and her young grandson were found unresponsive by the child’s...

Boat that caught fire at DiMillo’s Marina likely unsalvageable

Portland, OR - A boat that caught fire Saturday afternoon at DiMillo’s Marina was towed by the Portland Fire Department into the harbor, where the flames were extinguished, but the boat is likely unsalvageable, fire officials reported. No one was injured in the fire,...

House destroyed in explosion on Detroit’s west side

Detroit, MI – A house was destroyed Saturday afternoon on Detroit’s west side in a potential gas explosion. The house was located on LaBelle Street, near 14th Street and Oakman Boulevard. Authorities said the woman who resided was not home at the time and is safe....

Two flown to hospital after elderly couple’s home exploded in Texas

Fayette County, TX — Two people were flown to the hospital after a home explosion and fire in Fayette County on Tuesday morning. According to Fayette County Chief of Emergency Management Craig Moreau, an elderly couple's home in Ellinger exploded around 6:44 a.m. Fire...

Boat catches on fire in Haverhill

Haverhill, MA — Police are investigating a fire that caused a boat to burst into flames Sunday afternoon. The 53-foot recreational boat caught fire about 4:30 p.m. while the occupants were working on the vessel, according to Chief William Laliberty. The boat was...

7 Injured in Explosion at Tennessee Home Caused by Gas Leak

Memphis, TN — A natural gas leak caused an explosion that injured seven people in a home in Memphis, Tennessee, fire officials said Friday. Four adults and three children were taken to hospitals with second- and third-degree burns on 70% to 80% of their bodies after...

Mingo County family found unconscious due to carbon monoxide fumes

Mingo County, WV – A Marrowbone Creek woman and her four children were found unresponsive in their mobile home Wednesday afternoon at around 4 p.m. The Mingo Messenger tells us,  the family was found by a neighbor, who after being unable to get a response from anyone,...

Stella man killed in home explosion

Stella, MO — A rural Stella man was killed Monday night in an explosion and fire at his home. John Schofield, 40, 18865 Skylark Drive, died in what investigators say may have been an explosion caused by a propane leak, according to Kevin Johnson, chief of the Midway...

Paris woman dies of carbon monoxide poisoning

Paris, IL — The Edgar County coroner, Scott Barrett, ruled the death of 70-year-old Marcella A. Bright, of Paris, as carbon monoxide toxicity. Authorities found Bright in her home Saturday afternoon following a welfare check. A friend of Bright’s told authorities they...