Explosion

Home gas explosion prompts civil lawsuit

A La Plata County family that survived a home explosion last year north of Lemon Reservoir has filed a civil lawsuit against several gas companies that installed or serviced a propane system at the...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP and Halliburton fined in explosion near Durango

DENVER – BP and Halliburton have been fined for the fatal explosion at a natural-gas compression station in southwestern Colorado.One person was killed in the June 25, 2012, explosion 15 miles east...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Counterfeit money leads to burglary suspect

One of two men suspected of burglarizing a La Plata County family’s home that exploded earlier this year has been arrested in Farmington.Eric Bernard, 31, of Aztec, was picked up July 9 during a...

DATE: July 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP team to study deadly explosion

BP is bringing in an internal investigation team to look into an explosion at one of its stations that killed one worker and injured two others.The blast occurred about 8:15 a.m. Monday at BP’s...

DATE: June 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blast at BP station kills 1, hurts 2

GEM VILLAGE – An explosion at a large gas compression station owned by BP killed one worker and seriously injured two others.The explosion, which occurred about 8:15 a.m. Monday at BP’s Pinon...

DATE: June 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescuers honored for heroism

Wednesday was the first time they had seen each other since that frigid night when he rescued her from the site where her family’s home had exploded Feb. 21 near Lemon Reservoir.Bobby Fuller, the...

DATE: March 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘There was no house’

LEMON RESERVOIR – Mesa Propane serviceman Bobby Fuller arrived at the house of the reported propane leak around 8 p.m. Tuesday and could tell something wasn’t right.No lights were on, and no one...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home blast may have been methane

Firefighters investigating the cause of a home explosion in southwestern La Plata County shifted their attention Tuesday to a methane seep as a cause.Authorities detected high amounts of methane at...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Explosion displaces 7 from home

REDMESA – Firefighters on Monday were investigating the cause of a home explosion that displaced seven La Plata County residents and seriously injured one.The explosion occurred at 1:48 a.m....

DATE: July 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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