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Chunnel closed due to fire
SKYNEWS ^ | 9/11/08

Posted on 09/11/2008 8:24:46 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo

Fire in the chunnel.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: chunnel; chunnelfire; transportation; tunnel; tunnelfire; wot

1 posted on 09/11/2008 8:24:47 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: Thane_Banquo

Terrifying prospect.


2 posted on 09/11/2008 8:26:23 AM PDT by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Fox News talking about this now.


3 posted on 09/11/2008 8:26:50 AM PDT by syriacus (Calling humans "pigs" is second-nature for anti-war radicals, Black Panthers + radical Islamists.)
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To: syriacus

Any ideas on how serious this is?


4 posted on 09/11/2008 8:27:42 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: Thane_Banquo

BUMP. BREAKING.


5 posted on 09/11/2008 8:27:55 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=1 man+1 woman! Vote "YES" on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: Rutles4Ever

Go to link. Kent firefighters say it is serious. But I can’t think of a fire in a major transportation route that isn’t, honestly.


6 posted on 09/11/2008 8:28:24 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Channel closed due to fire....??


7 posted on 09/11/2008 8:28:50 AM PDT by IndianPrincessOK (McCain/Palin...2 pit bulls, one with lipstick! Pigs will fly with lipstick Nov. 4th)
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To: Rutles4Ever

Fox reporting NO injuries( as of now) All trains are out


8 posted on 09/11/2008 8:28:54 AM PDT by shadeaud
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To: IndianPrincessOK

Chunnel. Tunnel under the channel between UK and France.


9 posted on 09/11/2008 8:29:21 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

I thought it was a typo :)


10 posted on 09/11/2008 8:30:02 AM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Fire at Chanel? Will Gucci benefit?


11 posted on 09/11/2008 8:30:15 AM PDT by cw35
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To: Thane_Banquo
The Channel Tunnel has been closed due to a fire...

Chunnel?

12 posted on 09/11/2008 8:30:40 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama and ITS thugs are made paranoid by Sarahnoia. (stole from molly_jack2007))
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To: shadeaud

This has happened before. I think it was about 5 years ago. The Chunnel was closed for a while to repair the damage. I believe a vehicle in an auto-train caught fire.


13 posted on 09/11/2008 8:31:00 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Do you know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Thane_Banquo

HMMM...on 911 too. Hope everyone is okay.


14 posted on 09/11/2008 8:31:29 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Any day above ground is a good day.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

“Chunnel” is a nickname for it.


15 posted on 09/11/2008 8:31:32 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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To: shadeaud

Let’s hope the final result is NO injuries, no fatalities.

The media hype is beyond the pale.


16 posted on 09/11/2008 8:32:46 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: Thane_Banquo
"Fire. Fire in the chu-uh-uh-nel."

-Grateful Dead
17 posted on 09/11/2008 8:33:33 AM PDT by July 4th
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To: Thane_Banquo

—hopefully better handled than the one in BART (San Francisco) nearly thirty years ago where a loaded train (of passengers) was sent into the fire area—while nothing happened, that had the potential of being one of the more serious train disasters ever-—


18 posted on 09/11/2008 8:37:01 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: cw35

Coffee.....on......keyboard.....and out my nose.

Too funny.


19 posted on 09/11/2008 8:38:38 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Thane_Banquo; All

FIRE CLOSES EUROTUNNEL SERVICES

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7610919.stm


20 posted on 09/11/2008 8:41:14 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=1 man+1 woman! Vote "YES" on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Fortunately, the Chunnel seems to have been extremely robustly engineered for safety. There’s a very good chance they no one will be injured.

Keep your fingers crossed.


21 posted on 09/11/2008 8:42:49 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (His Negritude has made his negritude the central theme of this campaign)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7610919.stm

Fire on freight train. 32 people evacuated. No injuries. Fire now under control. Wonderful news.

22 posted on 09/11/2008 8:45:52 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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Coincidental?


23 posted on 09/11/2008 8:51:43 AM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (A Vice-President Sarah Palin finally gave me a candidate to vote for.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

“Chunnel Closed; Europe Cut Off”


24 posted on 09/11/2008 8:58:23 AM PDT by Philo-Junius (One precedent creates another. They soon accumulate and constitute law.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Tell Tom Cruise to get out of there with that helicopter.


25 posted on 09/11/2008 9:02:52 AM PDT by mhx
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To: Thane_Banquo

This would be the second major fire in the Chunnel. The first was in 1996.


26 posted on 09/11/2008 9:13:21 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Thane_Banquo
The French government said the blaze started when a truck carrying chemicals caught fire on the train travelling from Folkestone, Kent, to Calais.

I am surprised that hazardous cargo is allowed.

27 posted on 09/11/2008 9:29:49 AM PDT by NCjim (The more I use Windows, the more I love UNIX)
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To: Thane_Banquo

CHannel tUNNEL


28 posted on 09/11/2008 9:52:37 AM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: 4yearlurker

At first, I thought members of the “Religion of Peace” were involved.....


29 posted on 09/11/2008 9:55:13 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Super Collider was fired up in Switzerland and a Black Hole was created.....it's called Obama!)
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To: Thane_Banquo; Red Badger

If God had meant man to tunnel underground he would have given him claws like badgers have.


30 posted on 09/11/2008 10:49:47 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (So What!? I'm still a rock star!)
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To: CholeraJoe

31 posted on 09/11/2008 10:56:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: Red Badger

OMG! Do I see a badger boner?


32 posted on 09/11/2008 11:00:22 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (So What!? I'm still a rock star!)
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To: CholeraJoe

Rub my belly............


33 posted on 09/11/2008 11:02:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: Thane_Banquo
It gives you the sense that you are buried alive as it is, I can't imagine what it would be like to have a fire as well.
34 posted on 09/11/2008 11:52:34 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: CholeraJoe

Well, god gave man tunnel boring machines. Whats that mean?


35 posted on 09/11/2008 12:24:35 PM PDT by ketelone
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To: ketelone
Well, god gave man tunnel boring machines. Whats that mean?

It means Al Gore should be sent underground to bore a new tunnel.

36 posted on 09/11/2008 12:47:29 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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