Articles Tagged With ‘explosion’

Elderly woman in critical condition after Santa Maria house explosion

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An 83-year-old woman, who suffered burns inside the house that exploded in Santa Maria last week, remains in critical condition in the aftermath of the incident. [KSBY]  On the afternoon of Aug. 23,  an open natural gas... (Continue reading)

Open natural gas outlet caused Santa Maria house explosion

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Fire investigators determined an open natural gas outlet caused the explosion on Wednesday that destroyed a Santa Maria house and damaged more than 20 nearby homes, eight of which have since been red-tagged.  The natural gas explosion... (Continue reading)

Explosion destroys Santa Maria house, damages nearby homes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An explosion destroyed a house in Santa Maria on Wednesday, while also sparking a fire and damaging nearby homes. Shortly after 12 p.m., a 911 caller reported a possible explosion inside a home in the 1200 block... (Continue reading)

E-cigarette explodes in Paso Robles teen’s mouth

A Paso Robles teen is in the hospital after an e-cigarette exploded in his face, burned a hole in the his tongue and caused him to lose several teeth. On April 18, Daniel McClelland, 17, was vaping an e-cigarette while... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s repeat hash lab exploder?

What comes around apparently goes around for a Los Osos resident with a liking for manufacturing hash oil in his apartment. The man severely burned in a hash lab explosion on Tuesday was convicted in 2010 of manufacturing oil in... (Continue reading)

Man burned in Los Osos hash lab fire

A Los Osos man is receiving treatment in the Fresno Burn Center after a hash oil lab he was allegedly operating exploded Tuesday afternoon. Matthew David Culver, 32, used a fire extinguisher to put out a blaze in his apartment... (Continue reading)

Truck explodes at Ventura County wastewater plant

A vacuum truck exploded at a Ventura County wastewater treatment plant early Tuesday morning, causing a mysterious chemical to shoot into the air sending 37 people to the hospital. [LA Times] The explosion occurred around 3:45 a.m. while workers were... (Continue reading)

California man loses both hands in fireworks explosion

A man in his 40s lost both of his hands Friday when fireworks exploded prematurely in a San Jose July 4 celebration. [Mercury News] San Jose police said that the man was igniting illegal fireworks Friday evening as family members... (Continue reading)

Explosion reported at Morro Bay Power Plant

The Morro Bay Police Department received several reports of an explosion at the recently closed Morro Bay Power Plant Sunday night. [KSBY] Individuals reported hearing an explosion and seeing a flash and smoke near the front of the power plant... (Continue reading)

Building in Atascadero explodes

As firefighters were rushing to a fire at a fiberglass repair shop in Atascadero on Friday evening, the building exploded. [KCOY] At about 6 p.m., a fire was reported at the building located off Sycamore and Curbaril roads. Firefighters are... (Continue reading)