A Litchfield school bus driver who transports 45 kids to school each day says there were signs of trouble before an explosion engulfed her bus in flames. Part-time driver and full-time mother Roxanne Godejahn thought she was being tricked at first that Halloween.
Fire officials said they’re still uncertain what caused the Tuesday afternoon explosion in a Lyn-Lake home that shook the neighborhood. No one was hurt in the blaze. The Minneapolis Arson Unit said the fire originated in the living room in the center of the second unit on the first floor of the four-plex. However, the cause of the fire is “undetermined.”
No one was injured, but a dog did die in a Tuesday afternoon house explosion in the Lyn-Lake area of Minneapolis that rocked the neighborhood. The home — that was unoccupied at the time — on the 3000 block of Grand Avenue South burst into flames as a result, and Battallion Chief Michael Fust believes gas was the cause of the one-alarm fire.
Crews are on the scene of a reported explosion and fire in a St. Louis Park, Minn. office building. According to authorities, a transformer blew in the basement of the Epicor building located off Highways 169 and 394, causing an electrical fire. The fire started around 10:15 a.m. and knocked out power to all four surrounding buildings.
Crews were dispatched to a possible house explosion in Minneapolis Sunday morning, after witnesses reported hearing a loud boom, according to officials.
A 25-year-old man from Dilworth, Minn., lost part of his hand in a firework explosion, authorities say. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said Jason Holweger lost two fingers on his right hand at about 10:22 p.m. Friday in northwestern Minnesota. He was reloading a two-inch wide cannon-style firework when the charge detonated in his hand.
An explosion and fire at a motel near Duluth, Minn. injured two people on Wednesday. The fire happened just outside of Duluth at the Lake Breeze Motel Resort during the afternoon.
It’s no secret that fireworks are dangerous to set off, but it turns out they are even more dangerous to make. A Wyoming man was severely burned while making illegal fireworks in a garage, according to Wyoming Fire Department Chief Dennis Berry.
An illegal firework manufacturing operation was discovered Saturday in Wyoming after a man was hospitalized for 1st-degree burns. Wyoming Police say a 30-year-old man suffered severe burns after a flashover minor explosion in the garage at 7002 Lake Blvd late Saturday morning.
The city of Shakopee is giving the all-clear after a plant explosion rocked the city south of Minneapolis.
An explosion at a fertilizer plant in West killed between five and 15 people, at least, and left more than 160 others badly injured. Rescue workers are continuing to dig through the debris after the Wednesday evening blast just north of Waco.
Firefighters from four communities battled a fire Tuesday night at an Oakdale apartment complex left one townhouse destroyed.
Police in western Wisconsin say a Hudson Golf Course employee from Minnesota suffered severe head injuries when a 55-gallon drum exploded.
Authorities aren’t sure what caused the explosion that evacuated a Brooklyn Center school, and restricted traffic in the area on Tuesday afternoon.
A number of school children had to take an unexpected field trip to a nearby fire station when a boiler exploded at Lake Harriet Upper Elementary School Thursday.