A toilet was blown to smithereens during a high school prank that not many people found funny. The students accused of causing the toilet trouble are now face felony charges.
Modesto fire fighters prevented what could have been an explosive situation when one of them was able to shut off a burning gas line overnight.
An explosion and fire at a commercial research laboratory in Menlo Park late Friday afternoon left at least one person dead and two others injured, fire officials said.
A federal safety panel unanimously concluded Tuesday that a series of actions by one of the nation’s largest gas companies caused a gas explosion last year that killed eight people and incinerated a suburban neighborhood near San Francisco.
An apparent accidental electrical panel explosion that killed a Colusa County man was actually a deliberate act and a homicide investigation has been opened, according to the sheriff’s department.
A high-powered firecracker exploded during a high school spirit rally Friday, causing minor injuries to several students and leading to the arrest of a teen.
A California utility under fire for a deadly pipeline explosion is revealing that key information it gave federal investigators about past problems on its ruptured gas line is being called into question by some employees.
PG&E could be forced to pay tens of millions of dollars for their role in an explosion in Rancho Cordova that killed one person and injured five others nearly three years ago.
Nearly nine months after federal investigators began probing a deadly pipeline explosion near San Francisco, a California utility quietly revealed its ruptured line had sprung a leak in a nearby spot years before, a top safety official said.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. records show California regulators questioned the utility about its record-keeping practices several years before the San Bruno pipeline explosion, when they found the company was writing key documents in erasable ink.
Fire crews are on the scene after an explosion caused a fire at a Northern California oil refinery.
A Placer County man is under arrest after an explosion rocked a Rocklin neighborhood Sunday night.