Suspected Gas Explosion in Dorchester, MA Injures At Least 12 People

A suspected gas explosion last week damaged a multi-family house and initiated a three-alarm fire in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The 2 1⁄2-story house is located at 27 Hansborough St., near Harvard Street and Blue Hill Avenue. At least 12 people were reported injured – some

By |2024-05-20T05:28:38-04:00April 23, 2014|


NBC News is reporting that red plastic portable gasoline containers – consumer gas cans sold throughout the U.S. – may pose an explosion hazard many consumers may not know about.   Approximately 20 million gas cans are sold in the United States each year, and

By |2021-04-15T14:04:44-04:00December 5, 2013|

Propane Explosion Kills Man in Yarmouth, Maine

A Yarmouth, Maine man was killed and at least a dozen of his neighbors were displaced by an explosion Tuesday, June 25th that destroyed or damaged homes.   The effects of the blast were felt miles away. Police and fire officials said the blast, believed

By |2021-04-16T05:49:24-04:00June 26, 2013|

Update: Springfield, Mass. Gas Explosion

A natural gas explosion that took place on November 23, 2012, has injured more than 20 people and damaged 42 buildings in Springfield’s entertainment district. Human error from a utility worker from Columbia Gas Co. is reportedly the cause of the explosion.   According to

By |2021-04-16T15:13:07-04:00November 29, 2012|

Explosion Destroys New Bedford Home

An explosion that was purportedly caused by a natural gas leak inside a single-story home on Babbitt Street in the South End of New Bedford destroyed the Cape-style house.   The gas leak was thought to be the cause of the explosion, fire, and ensuing

By |2021-04-17T03:57:38-04:00May 23, 2012|

Six Injured in Boat Explosion on Smith Mountain Lake

Six people aboard a 31-year-old cabin cruiser suffered injuries from an explosion caused by a gasoline leak in the stern.  On Saturday, gasoline vapors sparked by the boat's engine caused the boat to catch fire. Sargent Karl Marting, a conservation police officer said the fireball

By |2021-04-16T06:36:57-04:00July 28, 2011|

Two Dead in Michigan Gas Explosion

On December 29th, 2010, a suspected natural gas explosion leveled a 44-year-old family-owned furniture store near Detroit, in Wayne, Michigan, killing two employees and leaving the owner critically injured.   The Fire Chief reported that the fire department had discovered the bodies of a 54-year-old

By |2021-04-17T04:14:57-04:00January 4, 2011|
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