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Old 02-27-2006, 11:07 PM   #1
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Propane explosion

Around 4:30 this afternoon a propane dealership exploded. Somehow one of their trucks caught on fire or exploded and just started a chain reaction. They shut down the interstate and evacuated everyone within a half mile radius. It took about 3 or 4 hours before they got it under control and the hwy is still shut down. The FDs from all the surrounding towns had to come in to help.

My company shop is about two blocks from the propane place. They showed it on tv, so I know the explosion didnt do any apparent damage, but there was a grass fire out back. Hopefully I'll be able to get to it tomorrow to see if there was any damage or if my gmc and some other stuff got bbq'd.
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Old 02-27-2006, 11:09 PM   #3
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Old 02-28-2006, 12:58 AM   #4
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WOW!!! that is one big ball of fire.

Hope no one was killed or hurt and your stuff survied Zach.



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Amazingly, there was just one person treated for breathing problems. The four people that were still in the place got out before it got too bad. I was expecting several people to be dead the way they were saying how bad it was. It probably would have been much worse if it would've happened earlier in the day.
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:18 AM   #7
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I was finally able to get to the shop this morning. Luckily our stuff escaped any damage. The grass burnt up to about 10ft behind the shop and all the way to the shipping warehouse a couple acres back.

The places across the road to the west didnt do so well though. It looks like a war zone with all the burnt/melted buildings and cars. The news stations are reporting 23 damaged cars and 7 businesses.

In the pics you can see all the smaller propane tanks scattered around and in one you can see one of the two 18k gallon tanks they were trying to keep cool. They were predicting that if both blew, the explosion could've been up to a mile away.
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That was close.

I cant believe it did not melt that trailer with the branches on it.

I also am glad to hear no one was severely hurt. Also it is good the West TExas wind did not get things out of control.
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Actually the wind was blowing pretty good out of the west.
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