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  2. On Saturday night around 11 p.m., residents of the Richmond Hill subdivision on Indianapolis’ southeast side were shocked by a massive explosion on Fieldfare Way that set several homes ablaze, killing two people, leaving five homes completely destroyed and 26 others severely damaged. Residents described the explosion as a nightmare in which debris rained down on the area like snow, and windows and garage doors a block away from the epicenter were blown out. 

    Indiana has a long history of such accidents, including the 1963 gas blast that ripped through the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds Coliseum killing 74 people and injuring 400 others.

    (Source: theweek.com)

     

  3. The remains of a motorcycle, ruined homes, and signs of resilience. Colorado’s wildfires: A slideshow

     

  4. As the Wallow wildfire charbroils more than 500,000 acres of Arizona, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is blaming illegal immigrants.”There is substantial evidence that some of these fires have been caused by people who have crossed our border illegally,” McCain said Saturday, while declining to offer any such evidence.

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