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Redwood City Propane Tank Explosion Shuts Down El Camino Real

Firefighters were working to drain propane gas from a 1,000-gallon tank at a U-Haul storage facility in Redwood City following an explosion Friday morning involving smaller tanks at the site.

09/27/2013

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E To Pay $565M In Settlements Over San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. expects to pay a total of $565 million in legal settlements and other claims from a deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, the utility said.

09/10/2013

A worker surveys a burned home near the epicenter of the gas line explosion that devastated a neighborhood in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Calls $2.25 Billion Fine For San Bruno Blast Excessive

The utility responsible for a deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno said Friday that the record $2.25 billion in fines being sought by state regulators is illegally excessive, but did not offer a specific dollar figure it considers reasonable.

05/24/2013

A cartoon depicting Texas Gov. Rick Perry and an explosion appeared in the April 25, 2013 edition of the Sacramento Bee. (CBS)

Sacramento Bee Cartoon Depicting Explosion Disgusts Texas Governor

Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he’s disgusted a California newspaper ran a cartoon that depicts him boasting about booming business in Texas, then shows an explosion, a week after a fertilizer plant explosion killed 14 people in a Texas town.

04/27/2013

Fire officials at the scene of a Richmond freon explosion. (CBS)

2 Hospitalized In Freon Explosion At Richmond Grocery Store

A refrigerator repairman suffered a serious cut to his hand after a pipe exploded and started leaking Freon gas at a Richmond grocery store Monday afternoon, the Richmond fire chief said.

04/22/2013

Blown out plate glass windows lay shattered on the sidewalk and street after the West Fertilizer Company exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Search For Survivors In Massive Texas Fertlizer Plant Explosion

Rescuers searched the smoking remnants of a Texas farm town Thursday for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer plant explosion, gingerly checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still trapped in debris or bodies of the dead.

04/18/2013

Flames rise from the scene where an explosion leveled a fertilizer plant in West, texas. (CBS News)

Up To 15 Dead, 100+ Hurt In Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Rescue workers searched rubble early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction.

04/18/2013

A chimney is all that remains at a burned home near the epicenter of the gas line explosion that devastated a neighborhood in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Reports Progress On Safety Following San Bruno Blast

More than two and a half years after a pipeline explosion killed eight people in San Bruno, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Tuesday it has made sure that all of its gas transmission lines coursing through urban areas are running at safe operating pressures.

03/26/2013

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Prius Catches Fire In Corte Madera Garage, Causes Explosion

A hybrid car that caught fire in the garage of a Corte Madera home set off an explosion that burned part of the home, nearly injuring the woman residing there.

03/06/2013

A man in Moscow looks at a computer screen displaying a picture reportedly taken in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk on February 15, 2013, showing the trail of a meteorite above a residential area of the city. A heavy meteor shower rained down today on central Russia, sowing panic as the hurtling space debris smashed windows and injured dozens of stunned locals, officials said. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

NorCal Scientist Says Meteor Explosion Nearly Impossible To Predict

An event similar to the meteor explosion in the sky over Russia Friday morning, which blasted out countless windows and injured as many as 1,000 people, could happen without much warning in California, according to a local space scientist.

02/15/2013

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