Commuters who made their way through parts of San Francisco’s South of Market area Wednesday evening were delayed in getting home after an underground explosion sent a manhole cover flying into the air.
A Petaluma man was burned when a leaking propane tank on his barbecue exploded Wednesday afternoon, a Petaluma Fire Department battalion chief said.
Police detonated a live pipe bomb found in a car during a traffic stop in San Jose Wednesday night.
A woman remained hospitalized Thursday after an explosion and two-alarm fire at an East San Jose home on Wednesday afternoon left her seriously burned.
Assemblyman Jerry Hill was in San Francisco Monday morning to announce that three bills he authored that focus on natural gas pipeline safety were signed into law over the weekend.
A driver who crashed into a pump at a gas station in Martinez and ignited a dramatic blaze Wednesday night will not be cited or charged, a police lieutenant said Thursday.
As nearly two years have passed since a San Bruno neighborhood was rocked by a natural gas pipeline explosion, Assemblyman Jerry Hill met with survivors at the blast site Tuesday to discuss efforts to reform the utilities.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said a pipeline strength test the company performed in 1956 damaged a weld and led to the 2010 explosion in San Bruno that left eight people dead and destroyed dozens of homes.
Two people critically injured in a Livermore apartment explosion last year were arrested Thursday on suspicion of causing the explosion that killed the third person in the apartment, police said.
Two people were injured in an explosion at a house in Vacaville Thursday afternoon, a city spokesman said.