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Huge Explosion In Hemel Hempstead, UK!  
User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7123 times:

There has just been an HUGE explosion outside my house....

There was a massive bang that echo'ed for a whike, walk outside to find the skt bright orange with Fire.... LOOKS BIG, looks like the woood on fire....

will update

gom im scared...

[Edited 2005-12-11 07:11:14]

That has woken the whole town... people swaming to the scene trying to help

Its an Oil Depot, people heard and felt the blast fro 20 MILES AWAY!

[Edited 2005-12-11 07:15:31]

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User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7117 times:

shite!  Sad


Cheers,



Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector
User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3045 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7106 times:

Eeeeek I hope everything is ok. Stay safe Kaz.

User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7085 times:

Its here i can see flmaed AT LEAST 70 foot high from where i am now....

User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7076 times:

Wow - hope that there weren't any people hurt in the blast! Good luck to any involved.


"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7057 times:

Geez, the explosion was huge. Even though I am no where near the area it set off car alarms and woke up everyone in the street. I really hope this is nothing serious or fatal. The BBC is saying it's possibly at an oil depot.

Glad to hear you're alright kaz.

Horus

[Edited 2005-12-11 07:36:12]


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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7054 times:

guys iv never been so scared in my life.......

its all over the news


User currently offlineB777-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7041 times:

....fuel depot near Luton Airport. God bless, let's hope it was an accident and pray for no one to be hurt.

User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7031 times:

Is it possible that a plane crashed?

User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7023 times:

Quoting RJpieces (Reply 9):
Is it possible that a plane crashed?

I highly doubt it....



Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector
User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7012 times:

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1205711,00.html

He said blasts are "going off regularly" and debris has blown onto the motorway.

[Edited 2005-12-11 07:38:39]

User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7003 times:

Damn, you guys stay safe over there. I hope nobody has been hurt.

 Sad




-NWA742


User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6989 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4517962.stm

Doesn't seem to be many details on the web yet...Could somebody on that side of the pond tell us what they are saying on the News?


User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6982 times:

All i can say at this point is that a Huge area is in flames....

70 foot high from where im standing... my doorstep.

there have been smaller expolsions also...

I feel so usless, theres nothing I can do  Sad


User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6973 times:

Keep us posted Kaz - and be safe.


"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6971 times:

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 14):
All i can say at this point is that a Huge area is in flames....

70 foot high from where im standing... my doorstep.

How far away are you?


User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6964 times:

Quoting RJpieces (Reply 16):
How far away are you?

a little less and a mile away...

My house shook, doors fluw open, things fell of the sides when the blast happened.


User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6964 times:

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 14):
I feel so usless, theres nothing I can do  

take pictures


User currently offlineDaddiesSecret From Niue, joined Sep 2005, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6958 times:

If it's near Luton it'll probably be classed as urban re-development.

[Edited 2005-12-11 07:51:28]

User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6958 times:

Just to reiterate how powerful this explosion was, people are contacting Sky News and it seems like most of the South East of England felt this explosion. As Kaz said it's really scarry.

[Edited 2005-12-11 07:49:44]


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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6958 times:

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 17):
a little less and a mile away...

My house shook, doors fluw open, things fell of the sides when the blast happened.

Wow. I hope all of your family and friends are safe.

Any idea what caused this yet?


User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6934 times:

Im am truly in shock seeing this open up, from my own doorstep....

Its like looking into hell.. Sad


User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6928 times:

Hertfordshire Police have confirmed this happened at Buncefield Oil Depot and there are casualities.

Horus

[Edited 2005-12-11 08:01:14]


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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6920 times:

Quoting Horus (Reply 23):
Hertfordshire Police have confirmed this happened at Bunsfield Oil Depot and there are casualities.

Any indications of terrorism? Any initial reports on causes?


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6911 times:

i'm waiting for details


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25 AeroWesty : I hope this didn't happen, but the BBC is reporting: Eye witness Dave Franklin told the BBC: "We woke up at 0555 GMT. There was a massive loud bang wh
26 AC777LR : The M1 is closed both ways. There is a huge mass of smoke, and it goes on and on and on.
27 Post contains links B777-700 : It could very well be terrorism, but by God lets hope not. I believe within the past few days Al-Queda did state they wanted to target oil facilities,
28 DaddiesSecret : .. in muslim states though..
29 Mikedlayer : I live about 15 miles away from the location, and my entire family were woken up by the explosion, with all the doors and windows shaking. Seriously l
30 Mir : Wow, that sounds pretty damn scary. Best wishes to all in the area, and stay safe. -Mir
31 AC777LR : What about Member EZairbus....Glenn, he lives around there too.
32 Pilot kaz : I have spoken to Glenn, he is fine. I may be evacuated due to smoke guys. ill keep u updated...
33 Cosec59 : Crikey. Sounds bad.... keep safe all of you in the area
34 Planespotting : British newspaper Telegraph is reporting an explosion at the M1 fuel dump near Hemel Heampstead...
35 Post contains links and images Pilot kaz : This is the current scene
36 AC777LR : Thats massive, Bunsfeild right? You can see the huge flames.
37 Aviation : That is pretty full on kaz but dont worry it allways looks worse its all the smoke... Cheers,
38 Mir : From the BBC article: "Dave Franklin told BBC News: "We woke up at 0555 GMT. There was a massive loud bang which broke windows above us and to the rig
39 NoUFO : It's good to hear you are allright (and your windows didn't burst).
40 Post contains images Mexicana757 : That looks scary. Kaz stay safe you and your family.
41 APFPilot1985 : sorry kaz but baddark, badblurry and badquality.... we still really would love to have these pictures in the thread though and would encourage you to
42 Petertenthije : welcome to the real world of photography p.s. get a life
43 APFPilot1985 : p.s. take a joke
44 AsstChiefMark : That's one of Britain's major oil and gas distribution centres. Depending on what's involved, it could really screw up the gas and petrol supply for t
45 Post contains links Horus : The latest by the police is that it was an accident and unconfirmed reports suggest 6 casualties. Fortunately early on a Sunday morning there would on
46 AsstChiefMark : Whoa! It's on CNN. The whole thing is nothing but fire. Mark
47 Pilot kaz : No Its southwest of this. This is the flight path for southbound flights out of LTN though. I cant see any more flames, just smoke, so so so much smo
48 9VSPO : Send your pic to Sky News. The Police are saying to keep doors and windows shut too.
49 Mir : Yeah, definitely a good idea. -Mir
50 Post contains images Pilot kaz : There is Major Damage in the undustrial Area New Buildings damaged, buildings on Fire just terrible
51 ABfemme : Apparently some of the aviation fuel tanks have gone up - 60 million gallons are stored there. Police confirming that no planes were involved Flights
52 Jafa39 : Bugger! I used to go through there as a short cut if the M1 was thick with traffic or if I was coming from Chesham way. Keep safe everybody! Jafa39 xx
53 EZYAirbus : Hey guys, ive just got back after being moved on several times by police, got some pics, just trying to upload......all is ok with me, glad you ok kaz
54 Post contains links Lhrstu : One of the guys on Overclockers UK got some amazing pictures. Quite a lot of damage there.... (from about half way down) http://forums.overclockers.co
55 ABfemme : If this place supplies aviation fuel to all major airports around the Capital - is it possible that this a terrorist attack ???......just a thought
56 Post contains links and images EZYAirbus : me on the right
57 Post contains images Pilot kaz : And Keystone (my old work place) Right behind you, God im hoping all the guys there are ok
58 Myt332 : Glenn, did all the flying to Australia manage to kill your remaining brain cells?
59 Jafa39 : That little guy on the left...he did it!! Bloody kids, always playing with matches and shit....
60 Post contains links and images AsstChiefMark : Whoa!
61 Post contains links and images EZYAirbus : Few more pics i took this morning, last one, just a few mins ago Glenn
62 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Morning, just got woken up and heard about this, truly awful.
63 Post contains images Skidmarks : Glad you are ok, kaz. Keep the eyewitness reports coming. Glenn, you are just a bloody poser! LMAO! Keep safe all of you. Andy
64 EZYAirbus : Not everyday it happens eh
65 Jafa39 : F**K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
66 Post contains images 9VSPO : Glenn, I like your style! Posing for pics in front of a disaster with Eddie "the eagle" Edwards!
67 IwantaBBJ : Stay safe, guys!!! Mike
68 OV735 : Looks awful. I know that when a single railway tanker car full of oil explodes, it basically destroys pretty much everything in a 500 metre radius. Ca
69 Post contains links and images NoelG : Just watching this on the news - absolutely awful! Flames shooting hundreds of feet in the sky! Now it is Luton, are we totally sure that burnt out ca
70 AsstChiefMark : About 300,000,000 litres of petrol on fire according to BBC. That's about 72,000,000 US gallons. Wow! Mark
71 Mir : This has got to be affecting flights around London somehow. That smoke is just towering. -Mir
72 GDB : Stay safe all you near this event. I live near LHR, didn't hear it though, then again I never heard the IRA mortar attack on LHR in 1994, just up the
73 Pilot kaz : Update: Fire could last days... From what I can see now is just a huge plume of smoke. Area's near me have been evacuated but im not sure about my are
74 Gman94 : The emergency services just gave a press conference stating that at the moment there are 36 people wounded, four of those serious. Seems we got off qu
75 Chrjuk : Wow, It made the headlines here in Aus. Some guy said that his house shook from the blast- in Cheltenham!
76 BAViscount : I reckon he'd been helping himself to too much Christmas spirit...it's 80 miles from Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham!!
77 Gman94 : Well my whole buidling rocked from the explosion in Harrow in north west London some 25 - 30 miles away. It was so violent that we all thought that i
78 AzoresLover : I just got an email from a good friend up in MAN, and he said he felt it, and didn't know what it was until several minutes later when he heard about
79 BAViscount : Maybe his house was affected, after all, I don't understand the science behind shockwaves etc., but it's more likely that you felt something, especia
80 Gman94 : I thought we were further away then 15 miles, I was just estimating at 25 - 30 miles.
81 Pilot kaz : There is no way to tell currently, Its been described as accidental. Still finding things n the floor here, went into the back bedroom to find a whol
82 BA0284 : I live 6 miles away from Hemel in Berkhamsted and we all heard the explosion at 6am as well. I think the whole street was awake, that was 6 miles away
83 Post contains images Jush : You are on crazy mother******. Ever thought to become a news photographer who goes to all these crazy, dangerous events to shoot pictures. You might
84 VS747SPUR : This looks terrible ! Does anyone know if the road/ rail links will be affected in the next few days around that area ? As I have to pass through Luto
85 Pilot kaz : No train lines are even close to the area. The M1 is shut now as it is right next to the blaze.roads around hemel are shut off (my road is now the cl
86 Post contains links 777236ER : Bloody southerners, can't handle a bit of fire? Up here we spend 26 hours a day in t'pit, with only lumps of coal to suck on for sustenance. Awesome p
87 TheSorcerer : Sky News are reporting that the smoke is heading east, looks like Belgium and The Netherlands will be hit first (apart from the UK) by the smoke. Pict
88 Post contains images Jkw777 : Fuck me!!! Glad to see your safe Kaz and Glenn. Pics really do not justify the full scale of this explosion. Cheers, Justin
89 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Dear OPEC As you will undoubtedly know, we have had a minor incident at a fuel distribution depot in England which involved 60 million gallons of fuel
90 Matt27 : LMAO
91 Post contains links Pilot kaz : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v17/kazkaz/area.jpg Here is the industrial area. You can see the rigs circled in red. The red X's are buildings that
92 Lhrstu : Thanks, it shows just what a large area it is and how big the blast must have been. Good job this didn`t happen during the day on a weekday or there
93 Jamesbuk : kaz you are close then arent ya.. keep safe everyone close by
94 Post contains links and images BA0284 : Quick photo of the smoke, after 7 hours of the explosion. The smoke you can see is nothing to what it is really like. Where I am, you can probably see
95 777236ER : The volumetric energy density of gasoline is 8.76 kWh/L. With 300,000,000 litres of gasoline burning, that's equivalent to 2.62E12 Joules, of energy r
96 Ryangooner : I am on duty now at Watford and are being deployed to Hemel Hempstead, we are getting reports now that 2 more tankers will blow very soon... Probably
97 Post contains images WhiteHatter : seen from space
98 Pilot kaz : You stay safe Ryan...
99 EGGD : Woke me up this morning. May have been drunk as I thought that someone was banging on my door. It knocked most of my photos off my wall and shook ever
100 Post contains links and images BMIFlyer : LHR says fuel supplies are normal...... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4518382.stm Thats one Old pic!! Surely the would bbc have a more recent on
101 Post contains links and images BMIFlyer : Check out that pathetic sight too http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4518252.stm Panic buying motorists
102 ANCFlyer : I saw this on CNN when I got up at 3:30 this morning . . . I trust our fellow A-Netters . . .especially Kazzie, EZYAirbus and others, who is so close
103 Go3Team : I have friends that live in Luton, about a mile from Leagrave station. Can anyone tell me how that area is affected?
104 Pilot kaz : None at all, The smoke is in the Hemel Area and blowing South. Luton is to the north. All they would have got was the force of the explosion this mor
105 WhiteHatter : Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott is now visiting the scene of the explosion. In a typical gesture of Government incompetence, after sixty million g
106 Ryangooner : people are panic buying, but this depot only holds aviation fuel, service stations are shutting down due to the panic. Ryan
107 Go3Team : Thanks for the info.
108 Sabena332 : I just heard about this in the radio news on BFBS, I am glad that nobody was killed or seriously hurt. The reporter said that it could have been worse
109 Lnglive1011yyz : Oh lord. Watch the Gas prices just go NUTS tomorrow here in North America. HAHA I hope everyone is safe. 1011yyz
110 Mikedlayer : I was at LHR today and it was terrible. Started out fine and you could see the smoke plume in the distance. As it finally started to catch up with us
111 Scott0305 : I also live about a mile from Leagrave Station. I was woken this morning by the blast which was MASSIVE and shook my apartment block. But the smoke i
112 B-707 : I work in Hemel Hempstead on Eaton Road to be accurate (about half a mile from the depot) and pass the depot every morning on my commute from London.
113 Pilot kaz : Where is it you work?
114 Post contains links GDB : Apologies if this has already been posted; http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/4518026.stm As for some of the other fallout from this, don't most p
115 Scott0305 : I also used to work on the industrial estate there. Up till about 4 months ago I worked at the Dixons head office on Maylands Ave. I still have many f
116 Pilot kaz : Myself and my Mum tried to walk over to Mark Road (where mum works) to she if she could go to work in the morning. She was told not for a week at the
117 British767 : I'm in Egham, West London (few miles from LHR). I didn't hear or feel the blast (was deep asleep), but we do have the smog. I just got back from Winds
118 AsstChiefMark : It registered as a 2.3 M earthquake. Mark
119 PROSA : How can it be proved from TV images that the people getting fuel are actually panic buying or simply need fuel?
120 Ryangooner : because you will see the panic on the persons face as they fill up compared to the relative calm on the average person that needs fuel...... At the m
121 Mhodgson : Because most petrol stations in the UK don't see queues on a day to day basis; or if they do it is at peak times only, not all day long. And usually
122 Post contains images Pilot kaz : Ryan, As I said STAY SAFE!!! Perfect timming for NTL to play up.... Keep getting disconnected from the Internet and the TV which is our main news sour
123 L-188 : Is this a BP owned facility? Just asking because they can't keep their refineries in the US from exploding either.
124 Post contains links and images Fbgdavidson : Kaz, thanks for keeping us updated and glad to hear you are doing well. Sounds pretty scary considering how close you were. My parents live near Newbu
125 Shamrock350 : Wow, glad everyone's alright. I have been up on Harrow-on-the-hill all day watching this tower of smoke rise and rise and then it started to head towa
126 Jafa39 : 28 miles by road from Dunstable South, via A5 and M1 to Grant rd in Wealdstone, I know, I drove it 5 days a week for 3 years! As the cry flows its pr
127 AsstChiefMark : If you can smell the smoke, then everything is getting coated with oil droplets. Cars, windows, walkways, clotheslines, etc. will need a good cleaning
128 Jafa39 : I doesn't seem right, building houses so close something that although unlikely to explode, will make a helluva mess when it does?
129 Mhodgson : Total, I believe.
130 Shamrock350 : Can it really get that bad! Can anyone confirm whats its like nearer the site. I does smell very weird and it is foggy/smoky.
131 Pilot kaz : I have been out once or twice. The air does Smell funny. Wind is expected to change and blow the smoke to a more easterly direction.
132 Mikedlayer : It smells like a very smoggy air supply down here in Watford. Bit like a very thick and vast bonfire smell. I just heard another bang, not quite sure
133 Shamrock350 : Thanks for the info! Hope the wind tonight blows it away as they have said it might, otherwise it will just hover above us!
134 Post contains images Jutes85 : O crap! We were just about to leave for Hertfordshire for the annual Hertfordshire run-like-a-girl contest. Why do these things always happen to me???
135 Mikedlayer : Jutes85 - I wouldn't worry about it. Most transport networks are still ok, apart from the M1 motorway between Junction 6 (Watford North) and Junction
136 Post contains images Pilot kaz : I am about 20 min walk from the site itself. I know they say everthing will be fine but I still have a massive feeling of fear inside me.
137 Ryangooner : Kaz Dont worry, all is in hand, the worst is over and it is now contained, foam has arrived but it will be a few days till it goes out Ryan
138 Go3Team : I imagine if its still closed in the morning, traffic is going to be just wonderful.
139 Mikedlayer : Seems that part of the M1 has just re-opened, yet junction 8 at Hemel Hempstead is still closed. Kaz, I'm sure there is nothing to worry about. I doub
140 Post contains links and images ShyFlyer : Under the circumstances, no one will fault you for it. Actually, it was amazingly coherent! Hiroshima came to mind when I saw this photo: Quite under
141 Planesarecool : I'm 70 miles south and heard 2 explosions pretty clearly accompanied with about 4 seconds of rumbling, and that was with windows closed. Didn't think
142 Post contains images BA0284 : I don't know if I dreamt this, but was there an explosion about 3:50 this morning, because I swear my bed was moving...heavy bed though..?!! Hope ever
143 Post contains images Atco2b : Nothing like a good friendly pic Sure you didnt dream it?
144 Gman94 : Wow small world, Wealdstone was my old stomping ground when I was a kid, used to live in the Middle Way just a couple of roads away from Grant Road.
145 Shamrock350 : Wow it is a small world! I lived by Harrow and Wealstone station but now live in South Harrow. It is getting brighter now and the cloud is splitting
146 KiwiTEAL : heyKaz from Australia - I've followed this thread since I saw it on last nights news bulletin - I think you have done a great job keeping us informed,
147 Shamrock350 : 10 of the 20 fires out but some may still catch fire. The next hour will be critical. The main problem is the smoke, health authorities have said it i
148 Post contains images Pilot kaz : Well, Today the smoke is dropping right onto my street which is not great. TV and Internet have found the perfect time to play up. Like the rest of th
149 Shamrock350 : I am sure it will!! Glad your safe. The fire is under control and there is lots of foam flying around people even reporting foam hitting their homes
150 PhotoLPPT : Hi, Glad everyone here is ok, apart from the natural fear you all must be feeling. Hang in there, our thoughts are with you.
151 Sky0000547 : I heard the explosion at around 6am yesterday morning when I was driving on the M1 motorway. I was on my way home from Heathrow after picking my paren
152 Shamrock350 : The blaze is now being smothered by foam but in the last few minutes the fire has fought back and flames are still very high. Smoke is everywhere and
153 GDB : Largest ever explosion in peace time Europe apparently. Fire service has it's work cut out.
154 Pilot kaz : I have managed to get back online but I dont know how long for. Getting information here is not very hard. Last I heard was Firefighters have been eva
155 Diamond : CNN is reporting that the smoke is so widespread that it is generating its own weather conditions. They are also reporting that there is a high risk t
156 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : Tornadoes are common during big fires.
157 Post contains images Jafa39 : Know it well, bought a dodgy Mondeo from some pikey's up your road. You didn't go to any "youth activities" at Grant rd by any chance? Glad to see th
158 Post contains links and images BMIFlyer : The fire has been extinguished!!! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4525828.stm Great work and bravery by the fire crews Lee
159 Shamrock350 : HA HA!! Nice to hear the fire is out, still a few more blazes to cope with. While on the top deck of the bus this morning I could see it perfectly.
160 AsstChiefMark : I have to hand it to the British fire brigades. It just proves it's not how big your equipment is. It's how you use what you've got. Their fire engin
161 Shamrock350 : Tell that to the British Press who are now saying that the fire brigade were very badly equipped and were not even ready for such a disaster even tho
162 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Typical of the BBC to say this Lee
163 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : I'll admit it seemed like it took a long time to get foam on the fire. Most American fire engines carry foam on every truck. The pump operator simply
164 Shamrock350 : I thank God that the fire brigade were not on strike, like this time the last two years. It would a lot slower to put the fire out otherwise.
165 Pilot kaz : What can I say, I am frilled this is over... Our Internet is back up to 100% and the TV is now working after being down for 3 days. I have to give all
166 NoUFO : This reminds me of something I witnessed when I was a child and still living with my parents in Bremen. My Dad came home from work and a moment later
167 EZYAirbus : Wow finally back online after 3 very different days, its certainly not something i would like to experience again, still getting flashbacks of the ban
168 Post contains images EZYAirbus : Well a few minutes ago a friend of mine contacted me, it seems that the fire isnt out and has re-ignited and is once again shooting flames into the ai
169 Pilot kaz : Thanks for letting me know Glenn, There has been no explosion which is good, I can again see the sky glowing orange.. But not as bad as before.. I ha
170 Jafa39 : So can just about any dust, custard powder was what they used at school to demonstrate this, and coffee powder. Balsa Wood dust is especially bad.
171 Post contains images KPDX : Wow, some scary stuff! Its great to hear that you (Kaz), Glenn and all the other british a.nutters are all ok!
172 NoUFO : Any dust of organic material, right, but I was 10 or 11 when it happened and simply didn't know.
173 Atco2b : Glad everyone is OK... Looks like there could be a bit of progress in the lines of investigation the authorities are taking. Seems as if a tanker driv
174 Mhodgson : I thought the point of an engine cut off switch was to STOP that sort of thing!?
175 Candid76 : Is there going to be any fuel shortage at LHR or LTN because of this? Can a facility of that size really be totally destroyed yet there is no effect o
176 Mhodgson : Nope - they have reserves on site, and I believe supplies are being tankered in from Fawley, near Southampton. I'd expect LHR might have a second pip
177 Airplanepics : Wrong. A NOTAM was issued this morning - LHR does have a shortage of fuel: AGA : Q)EGTT/QFULT/IV/NBO/A/000/999/5129N00028W005 FROM 05/12/13 18:33 TO
178 L-188 : I think in my brothers department it is in a 5 gallon bucket that is carried on the truck.
179 MD11Engineer : That was the Rolandmuehle, wasn't it? I still remember the headlines from back then. Another big explosion was at the BASF fertiliser plant in Ludwig
180 L-188 : If memory serves, didn't the US have a couple of loaded ammo-ships go up in an Italian Harbor during the war? I do know that the British had a massiv
181 DLKAPA : I've heard stories of grain elevators randomly cooking off in the plains states and flattening entire counties. Basically, as you may or may not know
182 L-188 : I heard it differently DLKAPA. The dust that is generated by corn or grain is flammable. When you have the right ratio of tis fuel and oxygen in a sil
183 NoUFO : That was the Rolandmuehle.
184 Gr325 : Just out of interrest, where did you fnd that satellite pic. Been looking for it a few days can not find it anywere.
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