Explosion in Gate City - WSET.com - ABC13

UPDATE: Coroner identifies woman dead in Gate City explosion

Posted: Updated:
The NTSB has joined the investigation into an early-morning explosion that ripped through a Gate City apartment building, killing a Birmingham woman and injuring several others. The NTSB has joined the investigation into an early-morning explosion that ripped through a Gate City apartment building, killing a Birmingham woman and injuring several others.
  • Related LinksMore>>

  • Gate City Explosion: NTSB suspects gas leak to blame for fatal blast

    Gate City Explosion: Watch NTSB 4 p.m. news conference live on ABC 33/40

    Thursday, December 19 2013 7:48 AM EST2013-12-19 12:48:49 GMT
    The National Transportation Safety Board will be holding a news conference to update the media on its investigation into the deadly explosion in Gate City.The NTSB is probing the explosion that rocked
    The National Transportation Safety Board will be holding a news conference to update the media on its investigation into the deadly explosion in Gate City.The NTSB is probing the explosion that rocked
  • NTSB investigates explosion amid lingering fears

    NTSB investigates explosion amid lingering fears

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 1:13 PM EST2013-12-18 18:13:38 GMT
    NTSB is digging through the debris of the burned apartment at Marks Village. The agency wants to determine what lead to the explosion, which killed a woman and injured eight others. Many people fear another
    NTSB is digging through the debris of the burned apartment at Marks Village. The agency wants to determine what lead to the explosion, which killed a woman and injured eight others. Many people fear another explosion.
  • Neighbors went running to Gate City explosion site to help others

    Neighbors went running to Gate City explosion site to help others

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 9:09 PM EST2013-12-18 02:09:25 GMT
    Many people in Gate City woke to rattling walls, shattering windows and screams for help. For most, the initial reaction was to get their family out of nearby apartments and away from what's been described
    Many people in Gate City woke to rattling walls, shattering windows and screams for help. For most, the initial reaction was to get their family out of nearby apartments and away from what's been described as a tower of fire coming from a Marks Village building.
BIRMINGHAM - AL -

UPDATE:

The National Transportation Safety Board has joined the investigation into the explosion in Gate City Tuesday morning that left one woman dead and several others injured, the NTSB confirmed to ABC 33/40.

One NTSB investigator is already in Birmingham and two more are expected to arrive Wednesday.

UPDATE:

 The Jefferson County Coroner identified the woman who died in the Gate City explosion as Tyrennise Laval Mabry, 40, from Birmingham.  She was trapped in the rubble and died on the scene.  Rescue crews were able to pull a man from rubble.  He was transported to UAB hospital and is said to be in critical condition.

-----

UPDATE:

1 adult female has died as a result of this explosion according to Birmingham Fire Battalion Chief C.W. Mardis.

-----

UPDATE:

4 children under 8 years of age have been treated and released from Children's Hospital. 4 adults have also been transported to hospitals.

-----

UPDATE:

The 2 missing people have been found. The man has been taken to a local hospital, and is described as being in critical condition. The condition of the woman is unknown at this time.

-----

UPDATE: 

Two people are unaccounted for after the explosion.  Three people have been transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Fire Chief C.W. Mardis says two, five-bedroom apartments were destroyed in the explosion, which happened around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.

-----

Birmingham Fire and Rescue workers are on the scene of an explosion in Gate City.

It happened sometime overnight after a fire was reported off Joppa Avenue. Shortly after, responders discovered there was a gas leak. It is unknown if anyone was injured in the explosion.

ABC 33/40 crews are on the scene to bring you the latest information.

  • Central Alabama NewsMore>>

  • Wounded Warrior Project releases large veterans survey

    Wounded Warrior Project releases large veterans survey

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:12:12 GMT
    Wounded Warrior Project has released the results of their 2014 Annual Alumni Survey. It is based on the responses of more than 21,000 wounded veterans, it includes the largest sample size of service members injured since 9/11. The results indicate the recent passage of sweeping legislation to improve care at the Department of Veterans Affairs comes at a time when more and more injured veterans are seeking care.The two most common problems in accessing healthcare were difficulty in scheduling ...
    Wounded Warrior Project has released the results of their 2014 Annual Alumni Survey. It is based on the responses of more than 21,000 wounded veterans, it includes the largest sample size of service members injured since 9/11. The results indicate the recent passage of sweeping legislation to improve care at the Department of Veterans Affairs comes at a time when more and more injured veterans are seeking care.The two most common problems in accessing healthcare were difficulty in scheduling ...
  • Five teens with masks & fake guns stopped in Hueytown

    Five teens with masks & fake guns stopped in Hueytown

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:50:27 GMT
    Halloween masks, even the scary ones, are meant to be fun. Pair a mask with a gun and you've got a formula for disaster. That's why a tipster called police over five teenagers in Hueytown. Turns out the "guns" weren't real. But the police chief is convinced this tipster stopped a crime and perhaps saved lives. Hueytown police chief Chuck Hagler believes these five teenagers will not be charged with any crime. They should be thanking police. Hagler is convinced they were headed for trouble....
    Halloween masks, even the scary ones, are meant to be fun. Pair a mask with a gun and you've got a formula for disaster. That's why a tipster called police over five teenagers in Hueytown. Turns out the "guns" weren't real. But the police chief is convinced this tipster stopped a crime and perhaps saved lives. Hueytown police chief Chuck Hagler believes these five teenagers will not be charged with any crime. They should be thanking police. Hagler is convinced they were headed for trouble....
  • Griffith says he will give up salary like Bentley if elected

    Griffith says he will give up salary like Bentley if elected

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:28:31 GMT
    Democrat Parker Griffith says he will give up his salary if elected governor and redirect the money to public education.
    Democrat Parker Griffith says he will give up his salary if elected governor and redirect the money to public education.
  • Birmingham Area NewsMore>>

  • Five teens with masks & fake guns stopped in Hueytown

    Five teens with masks & fake guns stopped in Hueytown

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:50:27 GMT
    Halloween masks, even the scary ones, are meant to be fun. Pair a mask with a gun and you've got a formula for disaster. That's why a tipster called police over five teenagers in Hueytown. Turns out the "guns" weren't real. But the police chief is convinced this tipster stopped a crime and perhaps saved lives. Hueytown police chief Chuck Hagler believes these five teenagers will not be charged with any crime. They should be thanking police. Hagler is convinced they were headed for trouble....
    Halloween masks, even the scary ones, are meant to be fun. Pair a mask with a gun and you've got a formula for disaster. That's why a tipster called police over five teenagers in Hueytown. Turns out the "guns" weren't real. But the police chief is convinced this tipster stopped a crime and perhaps saved lives. Hueytown police chief Chuck Hagler believes these five teenagers will not be charged with any crime. They should be thanking police. Hagler is convinced they were headed for trouble....
  • EPA training sessions in Birmingham to combat pollution

    EPA training sessions in Birmingham to combat pollution

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:11:14 GMT
    The Environmental Protection Agency will host a Clean Air Act Rulemaking and Permitting training session September 16-17, 2014.
    The Environmental Protection Agency will host a Clean Air Act Rulemaking and Permitting training session September 16-17, 2014.
  • 16th Street Baptist Church remembers bombing anniversary

    16th Street Baptist Church remembers bombing anniversary

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:50:20 GMT
    September 15th marks a tragic event in our city and nation's history that galvanized the civil rights movement.16th Street Baptist Church commemorated the 51st anniversary of the bombing that killed four little girls.A ceremony started at the same time Sunday school began on that horrible day.Bells rang at 10:22.. the estimated time the blast killed Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson.Pastor Arthur Price said their death empowered everyone to strive for a bet...
    September 15th marks a tragic event in our city and nation's history that galvanized the civil rights movement.16th Street Baptist Church commemorated the 51st anniversary of the bombing that killed four little girls.A ceremony started at the same time Sunday school began on that horrible day.Bells rang at 10:22.. the estimated time the blast killed Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson.Pastor Arthur Price said their death empowered everyone to strive for a bet...
  • Anniston - Gadsden Area NewsMore>>

  • Anniston appoints new school board member; discusses school consolidation

    Anniston appoints new school board member; discusses school consolidation

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:13:45 GMT
    The Anniston City Council named a former mayor of Weaver as the city's newest board of education member. Ed Kimbrough will replace Donna Ross, who submitted a letter of resignation two weeks ago as she and her family move out of state. Kimbrough was one of three candidates interviewed by the council for the position, along with former Macon County board of education member Ernest Washington, and Andrew Hatley, who previously served on both the Anniston City Council and Board of Education.
    The Anniston City Council named a former mayor of Weaver as the city's newest board of education member. Ed Kimbrough will replace Donna Ross, who submitted a letter of resignation two weeks ago as she and her family move out of state. Kimbrough was one of three candidates interviewed by the council for the position, along with former Macon County board of education member Ernest Washington, and Andrew Hatley, who previously served on both the Anniston City Council and Board of Education.
  • Should law enforcement be able to use military equipment?

    Should law enforcement be able to use military equipment?

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:10:46 GMT
    Events in Ferguson, Missouri sparked a debate about law enforcement's use of military equipment. Local agencies say for them, it's about protection.  
    Events in Ferguson, Missouri sparked a debate about law enforcement's use of military equipment. Local agencies say for them, it's about protection.  
  • Alabama Strong: Anniston woman goes above and beyond to help local kids

    Alabama Strong: Anniston woman goes above and beyond to help local kids

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:55:02 GMT
    A young stay-at-home mother of two is going above and beyond in Calhoun County, making sure elementary school students don't go hungry at home on weekends.
    A young stay-at-home mother of two is going above and beyond in Calhoun County, making sure elementary school students don't go hungry at home on weekends.
  • Tuscaloosa Area NewsMore>>

  • Blake Sims leads Alabama to 52-12 win over Southern Miss

    Blake Sims leads Alabama to 52-12 win over Southern Miss

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-09-14 03:25:34 GMT
    Blake Sims passed for two touchdowns and rushed for a third in three quarters and might have staked his claim as No. 3 Alabama's undisputed starting quarterback in a 52-12 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday night.
    Blake Sims passed for two touchdowns and rushed for a third in three quarters and might have staked his claim as No. 3 Alabama's undisputed starting quarterback in a 52-12 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday night.
  • See Alabama 9-12: Camp Aliceville

    See Alabama 9-12: Camp Aliceville

    See Alabama features Camp Aliceville, which is said to house the largest collection of World War II POW memorabilia in the United States.
    See Alabama features Camp Aliceville, which is said to house the largest collection of World War II POW memorabilia in the United States.
  • 4 UA students facing assault charges in on-campus beating

    4 UA students facing assault charges in on-campus beating

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:47:50 GMT
    Authorities say four University of Alabama students are facing charges after another student was attacked and badly beaten at a campus dormitory.
    Authorities say four University of Alabama students are facing charges after another student was attacked and badly beaten at a campus dormitory.
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.