Curious. How did it happen that a video camera was on in the middle of the night, recording a fire that nobody in the media seems to care about?
There have been a series of explosions...maybe after the first some cameras were aimed at the place. Local news report...
Homes evacuated and section of 401 closed after explosions in Keele and Wilson area
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 05:30 AM
By: 680News Staff
Police evacuated homes in the area of Keele and Wilson after a series of explosions at a propane facility.
At the request of Toronto Police Service, OPP and MTO closed all access to Highway 401 between DVP/404 and Highway 400.
Residents are being warned that the smoke could be toxic. Police say there were workers in the propane depot, but it’s unknown what happened to them. So far there are no confirmed casualties.
Callers to the 680News room said there were dozens of explosions that shook buildings and sent black smoke billowing into the air.
A man named Bernard called 680News and said he was working at a building in the area when the explosions occurred and he thought the building was going to come down. He said, “Glass was flying everywhere, the doors were knocked in, it’s a terrible mess.”
A woman named Christina said, “There was a huge, huge billow of smoke that went straight up in the air and then an absolute massive gas ball exploded.”
Police brought in buses to take residents out of the area to the Yorkdale shopping centre southeast of the scene of the explosions.
A number of police and emergency vehicles are at the scene. Some roads in the area were closed off and police blocked access to the 401 at Keele.
There were no reports of any serious injuries.
“How did it happen that a video camera was on in the middle of the night...”
I doubt that it was already on when the explosion started. Rather the person woke up from the blast and started recording. If you look at the first link in Comment 3, you see the camera is at first waving around. Then it settles down and you see over time first one, then a second, and then at least 2 more separated explosions, which makes sense if this is a propane tank farm.
Web-cams are everywhere. It’s a no-brainer to point one at a propane storage depot and wait for the inevitable.