Explosion, Fire Close I-90 Friday AfternoonAn explosion sent a mushroom cloud of flames and smoke 1,000 feet into the air Friday and burned at least four buildings at a company that makes plastic tarps to cover haystacks in central Washington state.
Explosion Reported Along Road Near Mount Hood; US 26 ClosedAuthorities in Clackamas County closed U.S. highway 26 on the flanks of Mount Hood on Thursday to check out a report of an explosion.
Man On Probation For Rape Gets 30 Years For Meth ExplosionA 27-year-old man who was on probation after serving prison time for two rape charges faces 30 years in prison for causing an explosion while trying to make methamphetamine in a Bozeman motel room where he was living.
Bottle Blast Injures Bus Driver At Redmond SchoolA plastic soda bottle exploded early Monday in a Redmond elementary school parking lot, injuring a school bus driver, officials said.
Explosion Destroys Three Buildings In North BendAn explosion and fire destroyed three buildings, damaged several others, sent debris flying for blocks and jolted people awake early Friday
Blast Rocks Washington Gas Plant, 5 Workers HurtA large explosion rocked a natural gas processing plant on the Washington-Oregon border Monday, injuring five workers, causing about 400 people to evacuate from nearby farms and homes, and emitting a mushroom cloud of black smoke that was visible for more than a mile.
Driver Loses Hand In Jeep Explosion In Spokane An explosion from a firecracker inside a moving Jeep blew off the driver's hand early Saturday and scattered debris over half a block in Spokane, prompting initial fears over the man's intent, police and neighbors said.
Blast Hits Oregon Prosecutor's Office; No Injuries An explosive device that police say was designed to destroy an Oregon county prosecutor's office instead blew out windows in a pre-dawn blast Wednesday that did little other damage.
Survivors Of Ore. Boat Explosion Include 2 CatsWhen the engine of their tuna boat exploded last week, owners Mark and Cynthia Schneider had no choice but to jump into the ocean and leave behind their two cats on the doomed vessel.
Stray Bullets Trigger Fireworks Explosion
6-Year-Old Boy Injured In BBQ ExplosionThe Washington County sheriff's office says a woman trying to re-light some charcoal briquettes at a family cookout at Aloha squirted on some high-octane fuel used in remote-control toy cars and airplanes.
Agency to Investigate 911 Call in Powell CaseA social worker pleaded with a 911 dispatcher throughout a nearly seven-minute call to quickly get police to Josh Powell's house after he locked himself inside with his two sons. Authorities say the call could have been handled better.