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Puppy's Collar Obliterates Part of Owner's Home

Puppy's collar got caught on gas valve, triggering explosion

(Newser) - For the gas explosion that nearly decimated a Gulfport, Miss., house on Wednesday, everything had to go exactly right—or, rather, exactly wrong. Per the local fire chief, the home's resident puppy got its collar stuck on an unused laundry-room gas valve (the same exact height as the pup'... More »

Pipeline Explodes in Kenya Slum, Leaving Sea of Bodies

Explosion may have been caused by cigarette butt

(Newser) - More than 100 people are dead after a pipeline explosion in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, which is believed to have been ignited by a cigarette butt thrown into an open sewer that fuel was leaking into, the BBC reports. Dozens of other victims have been taken to hospitals, and... More »

Giant Explosion Rocks Allentown

2 missing after gas blast destroys homes

(Newser) - A huge gas explosion in the eastern Pennsylvania city of Allentown last night destroyed two homes, set several other buildings ablaze, and forced the evacuation of two entire city blocks. An elderly couple who lived in one of the destroyed homes is unaccounted for, as are at least four others,... More »

Ohio Town Evacuated After Gas Line Bursts

Fires spread through Fairport Harbor; no injuries reported

(Newser) - An Ohio town was ordered to evacuate today after pressure buildup caused a gas line explosion, igniting at least a dozen fires, the AP reports. Most were put out by late morning, and the remaining two were under control; no injuries have been reported. The evacuation order was ultimately ditched... More »

Is PG&E to Blame for San Bruno Fire?

It's been involved in many gas line breaks, but no blame assigned yet

(Newser) - As the victims of Thursday's San Bruno fire mourn their losses, Pacific Gas & Electric reps say they still don’t know what caused a high-pressure gas pipeline to rupture. But could PG&E itself be to blame? The company has been involved in almost half of California’s major... More »

Four Dead After Explosion in SF Suburb

Neighborhood engulfed by fire after gas line blast

(Newser) - Four people are dead about 50 injured after a natural gas line explosion engulfed a neighborhood south of San Francisco in fire last night. The fire raged uncontrolled in San Bruno, near San Francisco International Airport, for at least an hour, the Chronicle reports. At least 38 homes were destroyed... More »

Gas Pipeline Blast Kills at Least 3

3 missing after Texas explosion 'like a tornado'

(Newser) - A gas pipeline about 50 miles south of Dallas exploded this afternoon, killing at least three people and sending an enormous ball of fire and smoke into the air. " People were reporting seeing a fireball and their windows shaking like from a sonic boom, " the county commissioner told... More »

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