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WATER HEATER EXPLOSIONS DIRECTORY
Michael Leavitt For some reason, I have always been intrigued by water heater explosions. After moving to Utah with my young family, I received news of a year end 1995 water heater explosion that occurred about 7 miles from my family’s Pomona, California home. Michael Leavitt’s VideosThe water heater exploded and blew through the rear of the home and was found in an alley 60 feet away from the condominium located The water heater explosion severely injured a 15 year old boy, hurt 8 others, and ultimately destroyed a 3-unit condominium leaving three families homeless. I was a new home inspector at the time and this explosion happened directly across the street from my alma mater, Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, California. The news reports left quite an impression on me and is the prime reason for this website. ( WALNUT CA, 1995 WATER HEATER EXPLOSION )
BOILER EXPLOSION NEWS ARCHIVE
  • Nov 20, 2011 - Newton, Mass. Boiler explodes and damages home.
  • Nov 4, 2011 - Belgium boiler explosion destroys home.
  • Sep 3, 2011 - Manville, N.J. boiler explodes and injures 3 and hospitalized 2.
  • April 26, 2011 - Newark, Ohio boiler explosion injures 2.
  • Apr 25, 2009 - Lowel, Mass. Water boiler explosion cases major destruction to home.
  • Nov 23, 2007 - Toledo, Ohio boiler explosion damages theater and apartments.
  • Oct 25, 2007 - Hartford, CT boiler explosion displaces 150 tenants.
  • Oct 24,1893 - Narborough boiler explosion kills 1, injures 5.
  • c.1850 - Train locomotive boiler explodes.
WATER HEATER EXPLOSION NEWS ARCHIVE
 
  • New Nov 15, 2012 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa stored combustibles ignite, cat dies in fire.
  •  Jan 4, 2012 - Falls, Pennsylvania Fire Marshall warning about water heater fires.
  •  Dec 28, 2011 - Danvers, MA - Woman hospitalized - Carbon monoxide warning
  •  Dec 28, 2011 - Starr County, Texas water heater fire.
  • Dec 19, 2011 - Taft, California water heater fire make 5 homeless.
  • Dec 13, 2011 - Rio Rancho, New Mexico home burns from fire over water heater.
  • Dec 12, 2011 - Lawrence, Kansas water heater fire destroys home.
  • Dec 6, 2011 - Firefighters watch mobile home burn; Owners hadn’t paid $75 fire protection fee.
  • Oct 11, 2011 - Newport Beach, Ca. water heater explodes and injures 4
  • Aug 31, 2011 - Lakeview, Michigan water heater sparks home explosion.
  • Aug 17, 2011 - Ostego County, Michigan explosion shuts down restaurant.
  • Aug 11, 2011 - Sterling, Virginia apartment water heater explosion damages 11 units.
  • Updated Jun 16, 2011 - Redding, California man killed in Sewage plant explosion,
  • Jul 13, 2011 - Salem, New York water heater ignited explosion kills 6.
  • June 15, 2011 - Kenya water heater explodes at international airport.
  • Apr 7, 2011 - Santa Monica pipe bomb explosion... Originally thought to be a water heater.
  • Apr 5, 2011 - Ballarat, Australia water heater blows 400m into the air.
  • Dec 5, 2010 - Valencia County, New Mexico water heater sparked exlosion totals mobile home. (FOLLOW-UP STORY)
  • May 31, 2010 - Tomball, Texas water heater explosion destroys townhome.
  • Nov 19, 2009 - Springfield, Missouri water heater related gas explosion destroys home.
  • Sep 6, 2009 - Tulsa, Oklahoma water heater explosion destroys home.
  • Aug 15, 2009 - Phoenix, Arizona home explosion launches water heater hundreds of feet.
  • Jun 9, 2009 - Garner, NC ConAgra plant explosion kills 2 injures dozens.
  • Mar 19, 2009 - Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca. water heater explosion kills 2.
  • Feb 16, 2009 - North Wildwood, New Jersey water heater explosion damages home.
  • Dec 17, 2008 - Marshall, Texas water heater explosion burns painters; 1 killed.
  • Aug 14, 2008 - Phoenix, Arizona destroys home.
  • May 30, 2008 - Hudson, Iowa explosion destroys home and burns 1.
  • Feb 12, 2008 - Mount Pleasant, Utah natural gas explosion destroys mobile home.
  • Jan 15, 2008 - Spokane, Washington fire - Combustibles too close to water heater.
  • Nov 7, 2007 - Kannapolis, North Carolina water heater explosion destroys home!
  • Oct 22, 2007 - Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania explosion blamed on water heater.
  • Nov 21, 2006 - Cameron, N.C. explosion injures 1.
  • Aug 8, 2006 - Traverse City, Michigan propane water heater explosion injures 1.
  • Aug 5, 2006 - Warwick, New York water heater ignites propane explosion.
  • Jun 23, 2006 - Oregon camp trailer water heater ignites propane fire.
  • Dec 17, 2003 - San Diego, California bug bombs explode home.
  • Jul 9, 2003 - Klamath, Oregon water heater blows roof off.
  • May 11, 2000 - Avon, Massachusetts High School water heater explodes.
  • Nov 11, 1996 - Oxnard, California water heater fire.
  • UpdatedVideoDec 30, 1995 - Walnut, Ca. water heater explosion severely injures 1, leaves 3 families homeless.
  • 1993 - St. Paul, Minnesota explosion injures 2 and kills dog.
  • April 10, 1991 - Arleta, California water heater explosion kills 1 boy and injures 3 men.
  • Jan 19, 1982 - Spencer, Oklahoma school water heater kills 7.
  • Dec 10, 1965 - North Carolina Water Heater Explosion - Dip Tube Blamed.
WATER HEATER RELATED STORIES
  • Jun 7, 2010 - McAllen, Texas man electrocuted working on water heater.
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  • Video Dec 22, 2011 - Jim Maass Tests a Seized TPR Valve.
  • Video Dec 14, 2011 - Michael Leavitt Tests 2 TPR Valves
  • Jan 2, 2011 - 50 GALLON WATER HEATER EXPLOSION - ryanlas
  • Jan 2, 2011 - MYTHBUSTERS - BUG BOMBS - TheBlessedOne29
  • Nov 4, 2010 - WATER HEATER EXLOSION IN HOUSE - cveloy
  • Sep 16, 2010 - EXPLOSION - DANGER LURKS! - Water Heater Explosion (a video from watts regulator)
  • Aug 15, 2009 - EXPLODING WATER HEATER - Phoenix, Arizona
  • Nov 17, 2008 - WATER HEATER EXPLOSION - (Like Mythbusters)
  • Feb 4, 2008 - MYTHBUSTERS - Can a water heater explode?
  • Oct 13, 2006 - WATER HEATER BLAST - randallhilton
  • Dec 30, 1995 - WALNUT, CA WATER HEATER EXPLOSION - Michael Leavitt’s commentary

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