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Four Hospitalized With Burns in Northern California Plane Crash

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four people are in critical condition with burns after they were pulled from an airplane that went down Thursday afternoon near a private airstrip in Sacramento County, fire officials said. The plane landed between trees in …

California Wildfires Destroy Mobile Homes; 1 Man Burned

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Destructive California wildfires driven by intense winds caused damage at two mobile home parks, destroying some trailers, and one person suffered burns, officials said. The fires on Monday also toppled trees, whipped up blinding dust clouds …

Officials: 2 Dead; 7 Injured After Texas Chemical Plant Leak

LAPORTE, Texas (AP) — Two people are dead after a chemical leak Tuesday evening at plant in La Porte, Texas, company officials said. The incident happened about 7:35 p.m. and involved an acetic acid leak at the LyondellBasell facility in …

Kentucky Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion Spurs Probe

A deadly explosion on an Enbridge Inc. natural gas pipeline killed one woman and burned several structures in central Kentucky, including nearby homes. The U.S. Transportation Department sent a Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration investigator to the site and …

Summer Vacation is Top Season For Burn Injuries

Summer means cooking out and gathering with friends and family around the fire pit or campfire. It also means a seasonal increase in trips to the emergency department and burn unit for burn injuries. “The old adage of ‘When you …

South Dakota Burn Victim Sues Nebraska County, Village

A South Dakota man who was burned in a controlled grass fire in the Nebraska border town of Whiteclay is suing local authorities for negligence. Bryan Bluebird, of Pine Ridge, says authorities failed to spot him lying in a field …

10 Companies Recall Fuel Gel for Firepots

Ten companies are recalling 2 million bottles and jugs of the gel fuel used in outdoor decorations known as firepots because of the risk of serious burns. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the gel fuel has been linked to …

Pilot, Passengers Injured at Maine Balloon Fest

The pilot of a hot air balloon and his passengers were burned when propane ignited as he was changing a fuel line upon lift off at the Great Falls Balloon Festival in Lewiston. Festival organizers said a small amount of …

Government Warns Firepots Can Flare Dangerously

The government is warning about outdoor ceramic pots known as firepots, after two people were burned in accidents in New York. The Consumer Product Safety Commission wants people to use additional caution when lighting the flame on firepots. The warning …