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Seven People Dead After Fire In Lowell, Massachusetts

According to authorities, seven people died in an overnight fire at an apartment building in Lowell, Massachusetts. All of the victims were discovered in two third-floor apartments. The origin of the fire remains unknown. An extensive investigation, including the fire … Continue reading

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Suspected Gas Explosion in Dorchester, MA Injures At Least 12 People

A suspected gas explosion on last week damaged a multi-family house and initiated a three-alarm fire in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The 2 1⁄2-story house is located at 27 Hansborough St., near Harvard Street and Blue Hill Avenue. At least 12 people … Continue reading

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REPORT: PORTABLE GASOLINE CONTAINERS MAY POSE EXPLOSION HAZARD

NBC News is reporting that red plastic portable gasoline containers – consumer gas cans sold throughout the U.S. – may pose an explosion hazard many consumers may not know about. Approximately 20 million gas cans are sold in the United … Continue reading

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Propane Explosion Kills Man in Yarmouth, Maine

A Yarmouth, Maine man was killed and at least a dozen of his neighbors were displaced by an explosion Tuesday, June 25th that destroyed or damaged homes. The effects of the blast were felt miles away. Police and fire officials … Continue reading

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Philips Recalls Metal Halide Lamps Due to Fire, Laceration Hazards

These metal halide lamps have internal wiring which can arc, causing the lamp to catch fire or the glass to shatter. This poses fire and laceration hazards. The recalled items are egg-shaped, clear glass, 150-watt industrial metal halide lamps. They … Continue reading

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IKEA Recalls LYDA Jumbo Coffee and Tea Cups Due To a Burn Hazard

This recall involves 220,000 (worldwide) of IKEA’s LYDA jumbo coffee and tea cups. The cups can break when hot liquid is poured into them, posing a burn hazard. There have been 20 incidents reported worldwide, including 10 scalding injuries. The … Continue reading

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Update: Springfield, Mass. Gas Explosion

A natural gas explosion that took place on November 23, 2012 has injured more than 20 people and damaged 42 buildings in Springfield’s entertainment district. Human error from a utility worker from Columbia Gas Co. is reportedly he cause of … Continue reading

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Woman Severely Burned In North End Apartment Fire

A woman suffered severe burns in a four-alarm fire at an apartment building in the North End late Tuesday night. The fire was large enough that as many as 100 firefighters arrived at the scene. The fire at 26 Cooper … Continue reading

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Medical Malpractice Leads to Surgery Fire

Frank Komorowski, 68 years old, was undergoing pacemaker surgery at NCH Downtown Naples Hospital in Florida. He awoke in the operating room to a frightening and damaging event. He smelled burning flesh, and soon was to discover that he suffered … Continue reading

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4 Injured in House Fire

A fire broke out around 7:20 pm on Tuesday, March 5 in a single family house in Avon, MA. The fire began in the front room and proceeded to spread into the kitchen and bedroom. Four people, including a firefighter … Continue reading

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