Building explosions

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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In this photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV, children are evacuated from a preschool across the street from a building that was rocked by an explosion in Aliso Viejo, Calif., Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018. None of these children were hurt. Authorities say one person is dead and several others have injuries. The cause of the blast is being investigated. (KABC-TV via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 2:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a deadly explosion at a Southern California office building (all times local): 11 a.m. Two officials have told The Associated Press that an office in a Southern California medical building was targeted by an explosive package. The officials were briefed on the...
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Firefighters and sheriff's deputies escort children from Academy on the Hill pre-k school in Aliso Viejo, Calif., on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, after a fatal explosion nearby. The blast involved a building under renovation but the cause was not immediately known, according to authorities. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 12:40 am
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — An explosion that rocked a Southern California medical office building on Tuesday, killing a woman and injuring three other people, is being investigated as intentional and investigators believe the blast may have come from a package, a U.S. official told The Associated...
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This photo provided by WFSB-TV shows a fire behind a house, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in North Haven, Conn. A Connecticut woman's call to police to report domestic violence led to a standoff and explosion in a barn behind her home that left at least one person dead and other officers injured, officials said Thursday. (Kevin Galliford/WFSB-TV via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman's call to police to report that she had escaped after being held hostage for several days led to a standoff and explosion in a barn behind her home that left one person dead and nine police officers injured, officials said Thursday. A regional police...
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Emergency personnel respond to Quinnipiac Avenue in North Haven, Conn., at the scene of explosion and reported stand-off Wednesday evening, May 2, 2018. A barn behind a house in Connecticut exploded Wednesday night while police and a SWAT team were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife and family hostage, leaving several officers injured, officials said. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 9:08 am
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion during a standoff in Connecituct (all times local): 9 a.m. Authorities say that a body has been found in a Connecticut building after an explosion during a standoff with police that left nine officers injured. Trooper Kelly Grant said that the...
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