Building explosions

September 03, 2018 - 12:20 pm
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — South African authorities say at least eight people have been killed in an explosion at a munitions plant near Cape Town. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blast at the Rheinmetall Denel Munition depot, which shook homes and rattled windows in...
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August 03, 2018 - 8:16 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are looking for whoever threw a firework that exploded amid people sitting outdoors at a North Carolina bar. Asheville police released surveillance video showing an SUV whizzing past the patio tables just before the firework explodes, showing the area...
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A large plume of smoke from a massive fire is seen in Sun Prairie, Wis., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Witnesses said the fire broke out after a loud boom Tuesday night shook the community. Police blocked off downtown streets from traffic and onlookers. (AP Photo/Todd Richmond)
July 11, 2018 - 8:03 pm
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal gas explosion and fire in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (all times local): 7 p.m. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expressing his condolences to the family of a firefighter killed in a massive natural gas explosion. Authorities say a contractor ruptured a...
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People evacuate as they were told to move farther away the scene of an explosion in downtown Sun Prairie, Wis., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The explosion rocked the downtown area of Sun Prairie, a suburb of Madison, after a contractor struck a natural gas main Monday, sending an unknown number of people to hospitals, authorities said. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 1:03 pm
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — A firefighter was killed and at least a dozen other people were injured when a natural gas explosion leveled at least two buildings in a Wisconsin community, authorities said Wednesday. Firefighters had arrived to investigate a gas leak in the Madison suburb of Sun Prairie...
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A large plume of smoke from a massive fire is seen in Sun Prairie, Wis., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Witnesses said the fire broke out after a loud boom Tuesday night shook the community. Police blocked off downtown streets from traffic and onlookers. (AP Photo/Todd Richmond)
July 10, 2018 - 11:59 pm
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — An explosion rocked the downtown area of a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, after a contractor struck a natural gas main Tuesday, injuring two firefighters and a police officer, authorities said. Police Lt. Kevin Konopacki said that around 6:20 p.m., firefighters and police...
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Hot Shot crews from Mendocino use backfires to help contain the County Fire along Highway 129 near Lake Berryessa in Yolo County, Calif, on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Firefighters have been using aircraft, bulldozers and backfires to curb the blaze. (Randall Benton/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
July 04, 2018 - 3:06 am
DENVER (AP) — A growing wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains, while other blazes across the parched U.S. West kept hundreds of other homes under evacuation orders and derailed holiday plans. Authorities announced late Monday that a fire near Fort Garland, about 205 miles...
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Flames rise around an outbuilding as the County fire burns in Guinda, Calif., Sunday July 1, 2018. Evacuations were ordered as dry, hot winds fueled a wildfire burning out of control Sunday in rural Northern California, sending a stream of smoke some 75 miles (120 kilometers) south into the San Francisco Bay Area. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 02, 2018 - 4:37 pm
GUINDA, Calif. (AP) — A massive wildfire in rural Northern California has exploded in size and forced evacuations in hot, dry weather that is sweeping through several Western states where blazes are threatening thousands of homes. The fast-moving fire that started over the weekend northwest of...
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June 30, 2018 - 1:59 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza says a mysterious explosion has killed two residents and injured eight others, three seriously. Local media reports said Saturday's blast rocked a house in the city's eastern neighborhood of Shejaeya. Other reports said it was a...
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Firefighters salute as a van carrying the body of Long Beach Fire Capt. Dave Rosa passes them during a procession Monday, June 25, 2018, in Long Beach, Calif. Rosa was killed Monday morning after a resident of a retirement home opened fire on firefighters responding to a report of an explosion. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 25, 2018 - 8:21 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A retirement home resident shot at firefighters who responded to a report of an explosion at the Southern California facility on Monday, killing a veteran fire captain and leaving a second firefighter and another resident wounded, officials said. Investigators believe...
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A car and a house are destroyed after an explosion in Wuppertal, Germany, June 24, 2018. German police say 25 people were injured, when an explosion destroyed a several-store building in the western city of Wuppertal. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)
June 24, 2018 - 11:19 am
BERLIN (AP) — Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police said Sunday. Police said the explosion rocked the several-story building shortly before midnight Saturday with a large bang,...
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