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Vehicle Explosion After Suicide Attempt at John Wayne Airport

OCRegister.com   Bomb squad and FBI officials were investigating an explosion in a truck that occurred at an off-site parking lot for John Wayne Airport on Tuesday, Dec. 11, with Orange County sheriff’s officials saying the explosion appeared to be a suicide attempt.   Sometime after 7:30 a.m. the explosion was reported at the Main Street Parking lot across the ...

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Propane equipment fire behind Bern Township business


HMN-The Reading Eagle reports that the equipment mixes liquid propane and vapors. BERN TOWNSHIP, PA —   Numerous fire companies responded to a Bern Township manufacturing plant late Sunday after an exterior piece of equipment that mixes propane caught on fire. The tank was emitting gas that was aflame when crews arrived shortly after 11:30 p.m. at Eagle Metals, 1243 ...

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Statue of Liberty evacuated due to propane fire


HMN-One construction worker has been injured. (CBS) NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An propane fire on Liberty Island prompted a partial evacuation of the park and Statue of Liberty monument. According to National Park Police, a call came in to the FDNY around noon about a fire burning in a construction zone for the new security screening facility for the island. ...

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Alaskan teen injured in Propane huffing incident

Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HMN-A 14 year old girl has been injured after an incident that involved huffing propane.  (ADN) A teenage Alakanuk girl was injured when a propane tank a group of young people were huffing fumes from caught fire, the Alaska State Troopers said Monday. Troopers from Emmonak were called to the Lower Yukon River ...

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Large scale HAZMAT event causes evacuations in Douglas, AZ


Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! UPDATE: Originally reported as 1,800 gallons, the tank was said to be 18,000 gallons by multiple news agencies.   HMN-A vehicle accident involving an 18,000 gallon propane tank has lead to evacuations up to a half mile.  The tank is leaking and while fire crews remain on scene. (Tucson News Now) DOUGLAS, AZ ...

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Family escapes propane tank explosion

Propane explosion

HMN-A West Virginia family escaped their home before a 1,000 gallon propane tank exploded, turning the home into a structure fire.  USNews reports that after the family smelled the leaking gas in their living room, they ran to safety, avoiding the propane explosion. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A 1,000-gallon (3,800-liter) propane tank exploded at a West Virginia family’s home, but ...

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I-40 in Oklahoma blocked after accident leads to propane truck fire

HMN-A vehicle accident lead to the closure of I-40 in Oklahoma as a truck carrying propane caught on fire.  Firefighter extinguished the nearby brush exposure while the propane was burned off. (OKCFOX) CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. (KOKH) — A propane truck fire sent one person to the hospital and blocked all lanes of I-40 in Canadian County for several hours. The ...

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