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Jason Nelson, 39, was smoking a cigarette while working on his rental home, Feb. 9, when natural gas seeping from an underground pipe ignited and caused an explosion. Nelson has been placed in a medically induced coma and suffered burns to 80 percent of his body, his family said.
Authorities are investigating whether a possible leak in a natural gas pipe in a Gilbert neighborhood caused an explosion that burned a man in his garage over the weekend.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. - Some shop owners smelled gas for the last couple of days at a shopping plaza rocked by an explosion that injured at least eight people and rattled nearby buildings, authorities said.
Officals investigate the wreckage after an explosion ripped through a shopping plaza Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008 in the Chicago suburb of Waukegan, Ill.
More than two weeks after a natural gas leak caused a home to explode in a Gilbert neighborhood sending a man to the hospital with serious burns, and forcing a neighborhood to evacuate, the evacuation order has been lifted.
About a dozen Pinal County residents near Ironwood Drive and Ocotillo Road were evacuated from their homes Wednesday afternoon after a natural gas explosion sent flames into the sky.
NEW YORK -- A four-story building housing doctors' offices collapsed and burned in an apparent gas explosion Monday after what witnesses described as a thunderous blast that rocked an upscale neighborhood just off Madison Avenue.
Firefighters control a fire after an explosion and collapse of a building on Manhattan\'s East Side, Monday morning in New York.
A Gilbert neighborhood is still a mess after a natural gas leak forced people out of their houses on Sunday.
A Scottsdale man escaped serious injury Monday night when the outdoor fireplace at his home exploded with enough force to scatter cinder blocks across his yard, fire and police officials said.
PHOENIX - Two explosions and a fire leveled an eight-unit apartment building early Wednesday, seriously injuring at least two people. One person was unaccounted for: a caretaker who was facing eviction.
December 24, 2004
Jason Nelson will undergo his fifth surgery Tuesday since a natural gas explosion burned 80% of his body February 9th.
LONDON - Police thwarted an apparent terror attack Friday near the famed Piccadilly Circus in the heart of London, defusing a bomb made of a lethal mix of gasoline, propane gas, and nails after an ambulance crew spotted smoke coming from a silver Mercedes outside a nightclub.
Nearly 100 calls flooded a 911 dispatch center and an orange glow and smoky haze could be seen from miles away moments after a Chandler home was destroyed by an explosion late Sunday.
TAMPA, Fla. - For more than eight months, Youssef Samir Megahed has been in jail, a wild detour from the seemingly innocuous road trip to see Atlantic Coast beaches that he says he and a friend were enjoying.
FUXIN, China - Rescue crews were searching Tuesday for coal miners missing nearly 800 feet underground after a gas explosion in China's northeast killed 203 people in the deadliest mining disaster reported since communist rule began in 1949.
About 30 people from three businesses along Civic Center Plaza just north of Thomas Road were evacuated for about an hour on Monday and firefighters closed the street after a woman backed her vehicle into a natural gas meter.
A damaged 4-inch natural gas main snarled morning rush-hour traffic, forced the evacuation of about 70 people and left dozens of businesses without gas and some with few customers at one of the busiest intersections in Scottsdale on Thursday.
January 14, 2005
Investigators from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office are trying to determine what caused a San Tan Valley home to explode late Saturday, leaving a man critically injured.
DALTON, Ga. - A bitter family dispute over property in north Georgia apparently erupted Friday when a 78-year-old man threw an explosive into a law firm that represented his son, causing a blast that killed the father and injured four people in the office.
KINSTON, N.C. - An explosion followed by a raging fire ripped through a plastics factory today, killing at least eight people and sending black, acrid smoke pouring across the countryside. Others were feared trapped in the burning ruins.