Explosion News

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 …

Explosion Injures 2 at Oklahoma Trucking Company

An explosion at an Elk City trucking company sent thick, black smoke billowing into the skies in southwest Oklahoma on Saturday and left two employees injured. Beckham County Emergency Management Director Lonnie Risenhoover said it wasn’t immediately clear what caused …