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January 21, 2015 at 6:42 AM

Residents safe after explosion, fire in Parkland house

Firefighters had the Parkland house fire under control in 25 minutes. (Central Pierce Fire & Rescue) Sleeping residents escaped a fire following an explosion early this morning at a home in Parkland, according to Central Pierce Fire & Rescue. No one was injured and firefighters had the blaze under control in 25 minutes. The fire marshal is investigating…


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November 3, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Acid bomb explodes; 1 hurt, Redmond school closed

Children and adults walk past a King County Sheriff’s patrol car near the entrance to Emily Dickinson Elementary School on Monday as authorities investigated a suspicious explosion on Monday. (John Lok / Seattle Times ) UPDATE, 1:35 p.m. | There were 25-30 students in the school at the time of the explosion, said Kathryn Reith,…


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September 15, 2014 at 8:49 AM

2 with severe burns after boat engine explodes

PORT ORCHARD (AP) — Authorities say a man and a woman were hospitalized with severe burns after a boat engine exploded near Blake Island Sunday evening. KOMO reports several people were aboard the boat when a mechanical malfunction in the engine caused it to backfire, triggering a small explosion. Authorities were alerted just before 5 p.m. of…


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August 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM

No criminal charges in 2010 Tesoro refinery fire that killed 7

There will be no federal criminal charges in connection with the April 2010 explosion at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes that killed seven employees. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said a lengthy investigation into possible violations of federal environmental and worker-safety laws concluded no crime had occurred. U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said the evidence reviewed “does not reach…


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June 10, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Walla Walla police: 2 burned in hash oil-making explosion

WALLA WALLA  (AP) — Police in Walla Walla say two men have been seriously burned in an explosion that’s believed to have resulted from a process used to extract hash oil from marijuana. Officer Tim Bennett says 60-year-old Johny Ray Johnson and 32-year-old Thomas McCarthy have been airlifted to a Seattle hospital for treatment of second-…


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May 15, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Inslee seeks federal help after North Bend explosion

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee is asking the federal government for disaster declaration to help businesses and families in King County who were affected by a natural-gas explosion. On Thursday, Inslee asked the Small Business Administration for a “physical and economic” disaster declaration for the North Bend explosion that occurred on April 25 and…


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April 25, 2014 at 7:36 AM

Friday Memo: Explosion in North Bend … bus cuts … Russell Wilson’s divorce

National Weather Service forecast Big boom: A natural-gas leak at a pizza parlor under renovation is being blamed for a major explosion in North Bend early this morning. The blast damaged several buildings, including a barbershop, a gas station and a tire store. If there’s a bright side, at least the…


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April 14, 2014 at 11:38 AM

1 injured in blast at Aurora Avenue North motel

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the explosion that critically injured a man this morning at the Klose-In Motel. Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times A man was critically injured this morning when a natural-gas explosion destroyed a room at a motel on Aurora Avenue North, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Police and fire…


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March 11, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Lake City explosion, fire blamed on hash oil

A refrigerator explosion and fire at a Lake City house last night is one of several recent explosions or fires suspected to be caused by the manufacture of a marijuana-based product. Seattle police and firefighters responded to a report of an explosion around 9:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Northeast 135th Street. The 37-year-old resident told investigators that…


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