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Earthquake Probed As Possible Cause of California Fuel Fire

CROCKETT, Calif. — Officials were trying to determine Wednesday if a 4.5 magnitude earthquake triggered an explosion at a fuel storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that started a fire and trapped thousands in their homes for hours …

Central Indiana Church Goes Up in Flames

Flames whipped by strong winds have destroyed a central Indiana church. About 30 members of the Yountsville Community Church had just begun services Sunday morning when someone noticed smoke, and they evacuated the building. All escaped without injury. Crawfordsville Fire …

Downtown Joplin, Mo., Building Explodes, No Injuries

A downtown Joplin, Mo., building exploded and burst into flames early Tuesday. The Joplin Fire Department says no injuries were reported after the fire at the Wholesale Auto Paint Store. The two-story building was unoccupied when the explosion occurred about …

German Authorities Investigate Fatal Blimp Crash

The pilot of a Goodyear blimp screamed “I crashed the airship” before it burst into flames, a passenger who leapt to safety says. Photographer Joachim Storch told media that the blimp – The Spirit of Safety – missed its designated …