Skip to comments.Massive fire burns at gas company in North Carolina
Posted on 06/13/2010 11:16:25 AM PDT by Freddd
(CNN) -- Lightning strikes apparently caused a major fire at a gas company in North Carolina early Sunday morning, fire officials said.
The blaze started at Colonial Pipeline Company in Greensboro after midnight, said David Douglas, an assistant fire chief in Greensboro.
A pipe with 20,000 gallons of gas was burning and two tanks with about 12,000 gallons of gas caught on fire, Douglas said.
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“This is the first time I’ve heard of [a lightning strike] happening in my 20 years,” Baker said. “No one else can remember it. I’m just relieved that it’s over and no one was hurt.”
Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmm.
Tank goodness no one was hurt.
News at 11:
“Obama declares 6 month moratorium on lightning strikes at gas companies”
I’m only 59, but I’ve never heard of lightening striking a gas pump before.
There is an awful lot of lightening in the Midwest and the South.
I suppose it’s possible, but why hasn’t it happened before.
Something stinks to high heavens about this.
All of a sudden all these coincidences...
Sounds like Axelrod got control of Rove’s weather machine.
I was watching the storm from about 12 miles SW of the tank farm last night. It was quite a vivid display.
The Gulf spill
The Dallas pipeline explosion
There was one other, IIRC
Now, a gas station in NC.
Once. OK, a coincidence, even IF THE FIRST ONE WAS at the time of the Waco/Saddam Hussein birthday/Hitler birthday anniversary. Twice? ‘Interesting.’
But three times makes a straight line in any plane.
And here come the feds....
The tanks right next to I-40? Hope not.
Checked the news, yes.
Yep. i-40 splits the tank farm, I don’t know if the fire was on the north or south side of the highway.
This one was lighting.
I guess there were witnesses, so it must have been.
I appreciate the response.
Obama will address this in about 50 days from now...
You need to tighten your tinfoil hat.
That pipeline explosion was not too far from my wife's home place in Glen Rose, TX. A guy digging holes for big metal power poles drilled right into a high pressure 36" gas pipeline with a big power auger rig.
The blast flipped that truck over and tossed it several yards, and the heat melted it. The blast tossed the operator's body over two hundred yards.
The only "terrorist" involved was the dumb@$$ engineer who staked out that hole in the middle of a very obvious pipeline ROW...
Set back a bit, but clearly visible. If anything caught on fire in that tank farm that section of I-40 would not be a good place to be.
The tanker trucks are always failing to make the turn on that exit and shutting down that road (which I have to traverse regularly. One actually got stuck there and closed down I-40E for the better part of a day.
Thank you for the post.
There are only two possibitilies of so many occurrences: both are intentional.
Two, the wrath of God toward America.
Each instance of the 4 occurrences falls in one of those two categories.
I didn’t have your eloquent explanation of the Texas incident. That, however, still leaves 3 events, which still fits the proof of extention into infinity in all planes.
Now, we the people know why the borders remain unprotected. The Regime is assembling an army here on American soil. History will be filled by accounts of the victorious jihadists and their disabiling attacks upon America,
This really is the age of paranoia.
My step daughter used to live over that way. We took the airport exit, so am familiar w/ the area.
Those tanks always looked like they were ripe for an easy terrorist attack.
Most folks aren't aware that most petroleum storage tans have floating tops -- which float flush atop the contents to prevent vapor accumulation.
In a petrochem plant in Texas City, Texas, while sheltering from a thunderstorm with my construction crew, I saw lightning hit a storage tank about 200 feet away. Flame briefly licked around the lid seal, then settled down to a small flame from the vent pipe.
At that point, the situation was stable and not dangerous. However, several oldtimers who had lived through the 1947 Texas City ship explosion disaster took off and ran 3/8 mile through the storm to their cars and left for the day. Can't say that I blamed them...
You're correct: lightning frequently causes tank farm fires. Few of them are serious, and even if the tank ruptures, the fire berms surrounding the tanks usually confine the blaze to a limited area.
Something is very wrong with that statement: a "pipe" containing almost twice the volume of two tanks? No way!
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