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Neighbors remember couple killed in Berne house explosion

Berne, NY  — A couple who were well-known and beloved in this rural community were killed following a massive explosion that leveled their home Friday night. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple confirmed late Saturday morning that Victor and Lois Porlier, ages 83 and...

CO alarm saves 5 lives at Newark apartment

Newark, NJ - A carbon monoxide alarm likely saved the lives of 3 adults and 2 children in Newark. New Castle County Paramedics and rescue personnel from 3 area fire companies found 2 women, ages 56 and 29, a 42-year-old man, a 7-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl...

Explosion in Jefferson County sends two people to the hospital

Theresa, NY — New York State Police and the Theresa Fire Department in Jefferson County were called to an explosion at 41723 Shelley Road Friday night. Officials say that two people were injured after the explosion. They say initial cause for both the explosion and...

2 seriously hurt in home explosion near South Haven

South Haven Township, MI — Two people were seriously injured after a house exploded in South Haven Township Tuesday evening, officials said. It happened just before 6 p.m. on 2nd Avenue near 71 1/2 Street. Firefighters told News 8 a propane tank caused the home to...

Man dies in NE Indiana warehouse explosion, fire

Columbia City, IN -- One man has died in a warehouse explosion in northeastern Indiana. State Police say the explosion occurred around 9 a.m. in Columbia City, 19 miles west of Fort Wayne. First responders found the building fully engulfed in flames, preventing the...

Boat catches fire on Lake Austin, 1 taken to the hospital with burns

Austin, TX — A boat caught fire on Lake Austin Friday, sending black smoke into the air just before 4 p.m. about a half-mile from Hula Hut and the Tom Miller Dam. Two people were burned, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. One person was declared a trauma alert and...

Explosion destroys house

Hot Springs, AR - A one-story single-family residence at 346 Tanglewood Road that was being remodeled was destroyed by an explosion Monday evening that was suspected of being caused by natural gas, Lake Hamilton Fire Chief Doug Davey told The Sentinel-Record Tuesday....

Fairfield Apartment Building Evacuated Due To Carbon Monoxide

Fairfield, CT — A five-story Fairfield apartment building was evacuated Monday night due to elevated carbon monoxide levels, according to a fire official. Emergency personnel were notified of the issue about 8 p.m. when an alarm went off at the Trademark apartment...

Fatal house explosion in Holton caused by propane leak

Holton, KS — A propane leak is believed to be the cause of a home explosion that killed a man and seriously injured his wife in rural Holton last week. Jackson Co. Sheriff Tim Morse said Monday a great deal of propane from a nearby tank leaked into the home of Billy...

Cause of fatal house explosion remains undetermined

Owensville, MO - A suspected propane gas explosion at a residence located in the 33000 block of Highway 28 west of Belle took the life of a local homeowner early Friday morning. The Belle Volunteer Fire Department was called out at 10:14 p.m. Thursday night for an...

Amherst, NH home bursts into flames after construction is completed

Amherst, NH — New Hampshire fire investigators are trying to figure out what caused a home in Amherst, New Hampshire to burst into flames right after construction was completed. The owners were just getting ready to do the final walk through to get the certificate of...

Rogers neighbors save woman from house explosion

Rogers, AR — Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins said the victim was airlifted and has significant burns. The call came in just before 9 p.m. on Elzeys Road on Saturday night, where crews say the structure collapsed. “I was just getting done eating and we heard this big...