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Biggest U.S. Gas Leak Followed Years of Problems, State Says

The worst natural gas leak in U.S. history, which broke out at a Sempra Energy storage field near Los Angeles almost four years ago, was caused by corrosion, according to a report commissioned by California regulators. The rupture of a …

Gas Leak Drives Residents From Gated Los Angeles Community

Laura Gideon and her family endured the sickening stench from an out-of-control natural gas leak for about a month before they could no longer tolerate the nausea, headaches and nosebleeds. After she went to the emergency room in November vomiting …

Texas Plant with Fatal Gas Leak Had Been Cited for Violations

A DuPont and Co pesticide plant where four people died in a gas leak in November had been cited for emissions violations by a state agency on several occasions before the accident, the Houston Chronicle reported. The newspaper cited public …

Gas Leak Blamed for Wyoming Assisted Living Center Blast

Fire investigators say an accidental gas leak is to blame for an explosion at an assisted living facility in Casper, Wyoming. The blast happened Friday afternoon at the Meadow Wind assisted living facility. The blast burned a plumber who was …

Iowa Man Convicted of Arson, Insurance Fraud

A Davenport, Iowa, man faces up to 15 years in prison when he’s sentenced in May for trying to burn down his home. The Quad-City Times reports that a Scott County jury convicted 47-year-old Brian Earl Lebs of second-degree arson …

Gas Leak Caused Guam Resort Explosion

The Guam Fire Department say a September explosion at a resort that injured two people and led to the evacuation of hundreds of guests was an accident caused by leaking underground gas pipes. Two people were treated at a hospital …

2 Critically Burned When Arizona House Explodes

Two people are hospitalized after being critically burned when a fiery explosion blew up and gutted what was left of their house in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria. Peoria Fire Department officials are trying to determine what caused the Wednesday …

Philadelphia Mayor Says Cigarette Link to Blast ‘Speculation’

Mayor Michael Nutter said Tuesday it would be “pure speculation” to say a contractor’s cigarette caused a gas explosion that leveled a Philadelphia, Pa., home, injuring eight people. A deputy fire marshal told reporters that investigators have not been able …

28 Sickened After Gas Leak at North Carolina Plant

More than two dozen people were taken to a hospital after a gas leak at a plant in Lincolnton, N.C. Officials say 27 employees and one firefighter were taken to hospitals in Lincoln and Mecklenburg counties Monday afternoon after a …

Man Killed When House Explodes in Texas

A man died when his house exploded in a north Austin, Texas, neighborhood. Austin Fire Battalion Chief Thayer Smith says witnesses reported the explosion about 8:30 a.m. Monday, and firefighters arrived to find the house engulfed in flames. Austin-Travis County …