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2008-08-10 Great White North
Massive explosions at Toronto propane plant
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Posted by lotp 2008-08-10 13:56|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10804 views ]  Top

#1 Yikes!

Unless someone can get to a cutoff valve (that would actually cut off the burning gas), the best thing they can do is let it burn itself out,
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2008-08-10 14:07|| http://ariellestjohndesigns.com/]">[http://ariellestjohndesigns.com/]  2008-08-10 14:07|| Front Page Top

#2 I was once told by a metallurgist that propane is the worst fire to be around. Sometimes it acts like "gaseous napalm", seemingly sticking to your skin while burning. He had been burned in a lot of fires, but made it a point to avoid propane.
Posted by Anonymoose 2008-08-10 14:47||   2008-08-10 14:47|| Front Page Top

#3 that one photo of the explosion looks like a nuclear blast
www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/08/10/propane-fire.html
Posted by Glimble Hapsburg1150 2008-08-10 17:25||   2008-08-10 17:25|| Front Page Top

#4 A firefighter friend of mine told me that a propane fire is extremely hot, 200ft away and it feels like it is going to melt your face. Also its hard to put out, you can put the water right on it and it refuses to go out.
Posted by Bugs Clese9380 2008-08-10 17:43||   2008-08-10 17:43|| Front Page Top

#5 i was on a volunteer FD when i lived in Colorado. we had a propane fire (1000 gal tank) and 4 pumpers couldn't put it out... after an hour and a half the tank ran out. we did keep it cool enough not to rupture and blow. we saved the house but the garage and a barn were total losses.
Posted by Abu do you love 2008-08-10 22:49||   2008-08-10 22:49|| Front Page Top

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