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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 14, 2014 at 11:38 AM

1 injured in blast at Aurora Avenue North motel

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 personnel responded to the Klose-In Motel at 9309 Aurora Ave. N., after the explosion just before 11:30 a.m., said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department. The victim,…

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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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February 16, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Two teenage boys in serious condition after explosion in North Seattle home

UPDATE:  Police say one of the boys was working on a school science project involving model rocketry. The boy’s father, who was in the house at the time, told authorities that the boys “were apparently trying to start a fire in the fireplace and may have used some of the rocket fuel they had mixed up as…

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January 28, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Woman burned in explosion at Cle Elum home

The Associated Press CLE ELUM, Kittitas County — Fire officials in Cle Elum say an explosion destroyed a home in that central Cascade foothills community, burning a woman who lived there. KOMO-TV reports that officials say it appears a propane tank exploded Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters pulled the woman out of the rubble. She was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle…

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