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Houston Chemical Fire Leaves One Dead, 2 Critically Injured

About the photo: A plume of smoke rises in the air following a fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Co (ITC) petrochemical storage site in Deer Park, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday, March 19. An explosion and fire at a chemical plant …

Blast at BP Refinery in Indiana Sparks Fire, Shakes Homes

An explosion at a BP oil refinery in Indiana rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didn’t cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said. The explosion at …

OSHA Finds Unsafe Conditions at Southern Indiana Base

A southern Indiana military base where an explosion and fire injured five workers earlier this year has made safety improvements and continues to work with regulators on other changes, a spokesman said Monday. The Crane Army Ammunition Activity about 70 …

Blast Damages Alaska Homes

An explosion in the Fairbanks neighborhood of Chena Ridge blew out windows and knocked objects off walls in nearby homes. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says the blast occurred Saturday afternoon. Alaska State Troopers say the cause of the blast has …

Part of Interstate Reopens After West Virginia Gas Inferno

Contractors worked through the night to remove and replace an 800-foot swath of Interstate 77 that turned from asphalt to cinder in a massive natural gas line explosion that also flattened four homes and damaged five more but caused no …

Science Classroom Explosion Injures 7 Pennsylvania Students

Authorities say a small explosion and fire in a central Pennsylvania eighth-grade science classroom required hospital treatment for seven students and a teacher. Cumberland County spokeswoman Meg Silverstrim said two of the children injured late Wednesday morning were taken by …

Divers Find Body Near Gulf Oil Rig That Caught Fire

Divers hired by the owner of an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire recovered a body in the waters near the site Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and the rig’s owner. Coast Guard …

Explosion Levels Homes in Indianapolis; 2 dead

A roaring explosion that leveled two homes and set two others ablaze in a huge fire forced about 200 people from an Indianapolis neighborhood where two people were killed, authorities said Sunday. The powerful nighttime blast shattered windows, crumpled walls …

Spontaneous Combustion Likely Led to Idaho Blast

Fire officials suspect a dangerous mixture of cleaning solvent, dirty rags and high explosives likely led to a destructive blast that sent the wife of a southern Idaho legislator to the hospital with second-degree burns. Amy Wood, wife of state …

At Least 14 Killed in Nigeria Gasoline Tanker Fire

Police in north central Nigeria say at least 14 people have died after a gasoline tanker caught fire and exploded. The Niger State police spokesman told The Associated Press on Thursday that some victims were trying to scoop gasoline from …