Authorities say the explosion that rocked a Ceres neighborhood and destroyed a vacant home on Saturday was caused by an appliance thief, according to the Modesto Bee.
People from all over El Dorado County say they’re hearing loud booms several times a week, but there are many different theories on what is causing them.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. says more than 200 of its gas pipelines are in danger of a failure similar to the deadly 2010 explosion in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno.
Tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills of Northern California likely were part of a giant fireball that exploded in daylight with about one-third the explosive force of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II, scientists said Wednesday.
Gunfire was replaced by something even louder at a Vacaville shooting range.
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.