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Total destruction
#295071 03/04/10 09:14 PM
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My uncle (who lives in Star Valley, Wyoming) sent this email out to the family today:

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Hello,

For those who haven't yet heard, a house exploded in our neighborhood (about 300 yards from our home) at around 12:30 am of the day we were driving home. Apparently a gas explosion. Fortunately the owners were away for the weekend. Many homes in the area were significantly damaged. Thank god our home did not suffer any damage. Distance and local topology helped to deflect the shock wave. I've attached a few photos I just took of the place. We know the owners; the woman almost died from a large tumor last year. Now this...!

There used to be a large two story (plus basement) house here. I saw some wood and plywood sheets at last 100 yards away!



Debris across the sgreet.



Ditto



Used to be a basement. Those are concrete foundations.



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pmbuko #295072 03/04/10 09:15 PM
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That's is insane

I wonder what lit it?

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pmbuko #295073 03/04/10 09:16 PM
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OMG... is this for real? That is horrible.


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Potatohead #295074 03/04/10 09:18 PM
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Wow, that's scary. That's an insane amount of destruction.


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pmbuko #295075 03/04/10 09:20 PM
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I just noticed the intact propane canister in the lower middle of the first shot.


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pmbuko #295076 03/04/10 09:21 PM
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Seems like I've been worrying about the wrong type of explosion at my house, then. Propane tanks always make me a little nervous.


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pmbuko #295077 03/04/10 09:22 PM
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Whoa.

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pmbuko #295078 03/04/10 09:27 PM
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
I just noticed the intact propane canister in the lower middle of the first shot.
Yea, right next to the two spools of detonating cord ... Hmmmmmm?

That was quite the explosion, good thing nobody was home.


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oldskoolboarder #295079 03/04/10 09:28 PM
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How does this happen? Is it caused by a gas leak then a pilot light or the furnace coming on ignite it?

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CatBrat #295080 03/04/10 09:34 PM
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Freakin' cool!

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