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Cigarette Ignites 125 Gallons Of Gasoline Stored In Riverside Garage
CBSLA.com) ^ | August 1, 2012 11:36 AM

Posted on 08/01/2012 4:44:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Riverside {california} firefighters were dispatched to the 4400 block of Linwood late Tuesday night, where they found a garage fully engulfed in flames. Turns out the resident of the home likes to buy a lot of gas when it’s cheap and store it in his garage — where he decided to have a cigarette, fire officials said..

Three barrels of gasoline – one 55-gallon and two 35-gallon – were stored in the garage.

During the fire, there were two explosions, sending flames up as high as 80 feet, a Riverside Fire captain said.

The fire, which was confined to the unattached garage, was knocked down within 20 minutes, but not before causing $40,000 in damage.

The resident received second-degree burns to his right hand and is being treated at Arrow Regional Medical Center. A firefighter suffered heat blisters on the backs of both hands after standing too close to the fire during one explosion. He was treated at the scene.

The resident could face possible citations for the fire

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: darwinaward; gashording; napl; opec; smoking

1 posted on 08/01/2012 4:44:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
Well, it's simple.

Outlaw cigarettes! It's easier than outlawing stupidity. Because, of course, whenever something bad happens these days, we must outlaw something.

2 posted on 08/01/2012 4:48:49 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: BenLurkin

As a Vol fire Department heavy equipment operator (I operate the vehicles) this sounds kind of fun. a rip roaring Bon fire. No one hurt , no home destroyed.


3 posted on 08/01/2012 4:50:12 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: BenLurkin
I'm a smoker. There's a reason for those "No Smoking within 50 feet" signs.

/johnny

4 posted on 08/01/2012 4:50:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin

Bush’s fault...


5 posted on 08/01/2012 4:52:07 PM PDT by Jonx6
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To: UB355

I should say only minor injuries


6 posted on 08/01/2012 4:53:18 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: BenLurkin

Better to have Diesel vehicles and store diesel.


7 posted on 08/01/2012 4:53:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BenLurkin

“Cigarette Ignites ...”

Where are these igniting cigarettes sold?
A friend of mine is always losing her lighters...


8 posted on 08/01/2012 5:01:52 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: BenLurkin
I doubt that insurance covers your house if it burns down because you were storing hundreds of gallons of gasoline in your garage.
9 posted on 08/01/2012 5:03:06 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There is a massive traffic jam on 95. Cars are stopped in their tracks. A man comes up to the window of my car and knocks. I opened the window and ask what’s up.

He told me that all of Obamas czars have been taken by terrorists and are being held for ransom. They said if we don’t give them 10 million dollars they are going to douse the czars in gasoline and set them on fire. And he was going around taking up a collction.

I asked him what was the average people were giving.

About a gallon each, he said.


10 posted on 08/01/2012 5:15:08 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: BenLurkin

I doubt the cigarette lit the gasoline.


11 posted on 08/01/2012 5:19:56 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: BenLurkin

I remember buying Propane back a while ago. I went to a place that fills up tanks. The guy there, with long hair, and the rest, was a TOTAL chain smoker. Lit up one after another...

...but the minute we walked out to the pump, he was Mother Teresa - that cigarette was LONG GONE. Smart guy.


12 posted on 08/01/2012 5:43:46 PM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: BenLurkin

Reads like a scene out of Zoolander.


13 posted on 08/01/2012 6:18:47 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: UB355

... kills germs that cause bad breath.


14 posted on 08/01/2012 6:50:11 PM PDT by Blogatron (Brought to you by The American Frog Council; 'Frog - The other green meat')
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To: Beowulf9

or from Hitchcock’s “The Birds”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-HYj5cLfEI&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLDFDEC776F0BA418C


15 posted on 08/01/2012 6:52:37 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: Paladin2

Yes diesel in not volatile and has much longer shelf life.

Good to use biocide in it if you plan on storing > 1 year.


16 posted on 08/01/2012 6:59:53 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: BenLurkin

My guess is he was going to Mexico and filling up for a huge savings (but probably not worth the trip unless you buy a LOT).

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/mar/07/mexico-gas-entices-291-gallon/


17 posted on 08/01/2012 7:03:25 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: BenLurkin

Here’s your sign...


18 posted on 08/01/2012 7:19:12 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: BenLurkin
Cigarette Ignites 125 Gallons Of Gasoline Stored In Riverside Garage
Too much Hollywood in the title. The spark produced while lighting the cigarette had to have started the fire.
And it was probably from accumulated vapors in an enclosed space at that.

Flame on!

19 posted on 08/01/2012 7:48:10 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: BenLurkin

20 posted on 08/01/2012 11:53:06 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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To: BenLurkin; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono

Smoking can kill you.

Those labels on cigarette packs should mention this as a possible means of demise.


21 posted on 08/02/2012 9:11:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Burning Man


22 posted on 08/02/2012 11:04:52 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I heard that reminds me of a fake story someone posted here about saving money on gasoline by buying it in the winter to use in the summer


23 posted on 08/02/2012 11:14:12 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Slings and Arrows
He'a a contender!


24 posted on 08/02/2012 11:34:19 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Lady Jag

If at first you don’t succeed...


25 posted on 08/02/2012 11:41:03 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ansel12

I am quite certain that it wasn’t the cigarette because you can douse a burning cigarette in gas unless there is a high-oxygen atmosphere (enough to make the cigarette burst into flame) present. Igniting gasoline requires a flame, spark or (rarely) intense pressure & heat. It’s far more likely that there was vapour in the air when he lit the cigarette.


26 posted on 08/02/2012 12:23:07 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Slings and Arrows; BenLurkin

27 posted on 08/02/2012 12:24:45 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Speaking of geniuses...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyYCu2K-NYQ


28 posted on 08/02/2012 6:04:10 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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