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Fire Marshal, Industry Differ on Fatal Fire Cause

Fire Marshal, Industry Differ on Fatal Fire Cause

A fire marshal and a North Texas family blame a product that carries flammable gas through millions of American homes for a fatal fire and explosion that claimed the life of their son. The industry argues it is safe. Read More

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Friday, Jan 31, 2014
Safety of Corrugated Steel Tubing Investigated

Safety of Corrugated Steel Tubing Investigated

A three-month-long NBC 5 Investigation looks at the safety of flexible gas lines known as CSST, corrugated stainless steel tubing. Read More

Monday, Feb 24, 2014
Experts Question if Current Gas Tubing Safety is Enough

Experts Question if Current Gas Tubing Safety is Enough

New interviews and documents obtained by NBC 5 Investigates raise more questions about how much a manufacturer-recommended safety measure really prevents lightning-related fires involving flexible gas lines used in millions... Read More

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Some Home Inspectors Urge More Flexible Gas Line Lightning Warnings

Some Home Inspectors Urge More Flexible Gas Line Lightning Warnings

Some Texas home inspectors are looking at better ways to let homebuyers know if their home has flexible gas line tubes known as CSST which have been linked to fires involving lightning strikes. Read More

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2015

Lone Star Emmy Awards, Lone Star Chapter
Investigative Report Single Story: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”
Military: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”
Education/Schools: “The Texas High School Helmet Tracker”

The RTDNA Gannett Foundation
Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”

National Edward R. Murrow Award
Investigative Reporting
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

National Edward R. Murrow Award
Continuing Coverage
"Fire in the Attic"

National Edward R. Murrow Award
News Series
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

First Amendment Awards: Multimedia Project,
Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

First Amendment Awards: Best Investigation, Broadcast Large Market
Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

Texas AP Broadcasters Award: Best Investigation
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

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