Building explosions

San Francisco firefighters battle a fire on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. A gas explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood shot flames high into the air Wednesday and was burning several buildings as utility crews scrambled to shut off the flow of gas. Construction workers cut a natural gas line, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 07, 2019 - 1:13 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A gas explosion in San Francisco shot a tower of flames into the sky and burned five buildings including one of the city's popular restaurants before firefighters brought the blaze under control. There were no injuries. Wednesday's explosion and fire sent panicked residents and...
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San Francisco firefighters battle a fire on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. A gas explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood shot flames high into the air Wednesday and was burning several buildings as utility crews scrambled to shut off the flow of gas. Construction workers cut a natural gas line, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 06, 2019 - 9:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A gas explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood shot flames into the air for hours Wednesday and burned five buildings, sending panicked residents and workers fleeing into the streets. It took utility crews more than two hours to put out the fire after private construction...
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San Francisco fire chief Joanne Hayes-White gestures in front of Pacific Gas and Electric spokesperson Paul Doherty while speaking to reporters about a fire on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 06, 2019 - 8:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on an explosion and fire in San Francisco (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Utility crews had to hand dig underground to shut off gas flowing to a fire that raged in a San Francisco neighborhood. A spokeswoman for Pacific Gas & Electric, Melissa Subbotin, says that's...
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Authorities respond after a three-story home collapsed in The Hague, Netherlands on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Police at the scene said a gas explosion was being explored as a possible cause of what tore off the home's front and demolished the dwelling in a residential neighborhood on Sunday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
January 28, 2019 - 5:14 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities are investigating the cause of a gas explosion that blew the facade off an apartment building, injuring 10 people, including four who were rescued from under the rubble. Firefighters and search-and-rescue teams using sniffer dogs freed the final...
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January 21, 2019 - 1:39 pm
WALNUTPORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died and another is missing after an early morning house fire and explosion in eastern Pennsylvania. Northampton County coroner Zack Lysek told WFMZ-TV that remains of one person were recovered from the Lehigh Township home, where the blaze was...
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January 17, 2019 - 5:22 am
PARIS (AP) — A strong explosion and fire hit a science building undergoing repairs at the University of Lyon on Thursday, injuring three people slightly, French officials said. The area was evacuated after the explosion on the roof of the building Thursday morning, and the regional fire service...
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January 14, 2019 - 2:42 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A suspected gas explosion at an apartment building in southern Russia killed at least one person and injured two others early Monday, authorities said. The blast ripped through the building in the city of Shakhy, not far from the Ukrainian border, before dawn. One woman was killed and...
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Firefighters work at the scene of a gas leak explosion in Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Paris police say several people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a bakery believed caused by a gas leak. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
January 12, 2019 - 6:36 am
PARIS (AP) — A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured 36 people, including 12 in critical condition, blasted out windows and overturned cars, French authorities said. Firefighters pulled injured victims out of windows and evacuated residents...
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January 04, 2019 - 3:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — An explosion outside an office of the far-right Alternative for Germany party in an eastern town has damaged windows and doors in the building, drawing condemnation from a senior regional official. No one was hurt. Police told news agency dpa that an unknown substance exploded...
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This photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry taken from tv footage shows shows an Emergency Situations employee holding a cat rescued from debris of damaged parts of a collapsed section of an apartment building, in Magnitigorsk, a city of 400,000 about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Search crews have pulled more bodies from a huge pile of rubble at a collapsed Russian apartment building. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 3:32 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — After three-and-a-half days of fighting a mountain of concrete, cold weather and time, rescue teams in an industrial Russian city ended a search for people who were inside an apartment building where an explosion triggered a partial collapse, giving a final death toll Thursday of 39...
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