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Explosion

The Last Blast

The Last Blast

The final blast at the Thornton Composite Reservoir removes the last 36000 tons of rock from the southwest corner of the reservoir.

September 23, 2013 5:13 pm
Lowell Explosion

Lowell Explosion

Patty McLane of Avon, Ind., talks about the explosion that destroyed her parents' home in Lowell. Her parents' neighbor Victor Strain, 43, died in the explosion while checking on something suspicious at the home.

September 10, 2013 5:53 pm
Neighbor killed in house explosion

Neighbor killed in house explosion

LOWELL | Inspectors searched rubble of a Lowell home Tuesday that exploded Monday night, killing a neighbor who apparently was investigating something suspicious.

September 10, 2013 1:50 pm Video Photos

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Neighbor killed in house explosion

Neighbor killed in house explosion

Patty McLane, of Avon, Ind., searches for family belongings in the wreckage of her parents' home that exploded in Lowell on Monday night. McLane grew up in the house.

September 10, 2013 12:38 pm
Lowell house explosion

Lowell house explosion

Patty McLane, of Avon, Ind., searches for family belongings in the wreckage of her parent's home that exploded in Lowell, Ind., Monday night. McLane grew up in the house.

September 10, 2013 12:38 pm
Neighbor killed in house explosion

Neighbor killed in house explosion

A mattress hangs in a tree Tuesday after a home exploded in Lowell on  Monday night.

September 10, 2013 12:38 pm
Lowell house explosion

Lowell house explosion

Local fire department officials investigate the wreckage of a home that exploded in Lowell, Ind., Monday night.

September 10, 2013 12:37 pm
Lowell house explosion

Lowell house explosion

All that remains of a garage and vehicle of a neighbor's home that was destroyed after a home exploded in Lowell Monday night.

September 10, 2013 12:37 pm
Neighbor killed in Lowell house explosion

Neighbor killed in Lowell house explosion

A garage and vehicle of a neighboring house were destroyed Monday after a home exploded.

September 10, 2013 12:37 pm
Neighbor killed in house explosion

Neighbor killed in house explosion

Local fire departments dig in the wreckage Tuesday of a home that exploded in Lowell on Monday night.

September 10, 2013 12:32 pm
Lowell house explosion

Lowell house explosion

Debris is all that remains of a home that exploded in Lowell, Ind., Monday night.

September 10, 2013 12:32 pm
Lowell house explosion

Lowell house explosion

Local fire department officials investigate the wreckage of a home that exploded in Lowell, Ind., Monday night.

September 10, 2013 12:32 pm
One dead as explosion destroys Lowell house

One dead as explosion destroys Lowell house

Debris is all that remains of a former house in the 100 block of East 181st Avenue in Lowell after an explosion leveled the structure and damaged a nearby home, Lowell officials said.

September 10, 2013 8:37 am Photos

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Explosion knocks out some power at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA | Passengers were being allowed to return to their gates at Atlanta's airport after a small electrical explosion at a maintenance shop knocked out some power to one of the concourses, authorities said. No one was injured.

June 11, 2013 10:40 am
Gas leak to blame for Cal City home explosion

Gas leak to blame for Cal City home explosion

CALUMET CITY | Officials said a gas leak caused an explosion at an abandoned Calumet City home Saturday that knocked the structure off of its foundation.

June 08, 2013 8:33 pm
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The Daily Fix

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April 29, 2013 12:00 am

Cedar Lake man critically injured in explosion at apartment

CEDAR LAKE | A Cedar Lake man apparently attempting suicide was critically burned Saturday after an explosion in his apartment, police said.

November 10, 2012 10:15 pm
Woman hospitalized after home explosion

Woman hospitalized after home explosion

Investigators survey the scene of a house explosion the blew the front window and brick from the home Tuesday afternoon in the 500 block of 51st Avenue.

March 13, 2012 7:20 pm
Woman hospitalized after home explosion

Woman hospitalized after home explosion

Gary firefighters enter a house Tuesday where an explosion injured one woman, and blew the brick from the side of the home in the 500 block of 51st Avenue.

March 13, 2012 7:20 pm
Woman hospitalized after home explosion

Woman hospitalized after home explosion

Gary firefighters inspect damage to a home in the 500 block of 51st Ave. on Tuesday following an explosion that blew out the homes' front window, and knocked the brick off the exterior walls. Neighbors said they could smell natural gas as they approach the single story, ranch-style home that…

March 13, 2012 7:20 pm
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