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Explosion in Fort Worth

Posted on 04/23/2007 5:22:42 AM PDT by rahbert

Explosion reported in Fort Worth location unknown. Flames 1000 feet high according to WBAP.


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1 posted on 04/23/2007 5:22:44 AM PDT by rahbert
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To: rahbert

I hope its not an oil refinery on fire!


2 posted on 04/23/2007 5:24:48 AM PDT by Sir Hailstone (http://www.indyrepublicans.com)
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To: rahbert

Oil and gas refinery?.............LPG or fuel storage depot?........Taco Bell?.......


3 posted on 04/23/2007 5:24:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (If it's consensus, it's not science. If it's science, there's no need for consensus......)
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To: rahbert

A 1000 feet?

It would have to be a gas main to do that - short of a really big bomb...


4 posted on 04/23/2007 5:25:00 AM PDT by DB
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To: Red Badger

LOL!


5 posted on 04/23/2007 5:25:22 AM PDT by DB
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To: Red Badger
"Taco Bell?.......

LOL!

6 posted on 04/23/2007 5:26:04 AM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: rahbert

SH**! Mr. Tol is on his way to a business meeting in Ft Worth!


7 posted on 04/23/2007 5:26:15 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The greatest danger to our troops is the Congress of the United States.)
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To: rahbert

It amazes me that we keep have the blasts in Texas at oil installations but it is NEVER a terrorist attack.

I think the Bush people are withholding the truth from the American people.


8 posted on 04/23/2007 5:27:22 AM PDT by stockpirate (Congress should MANDATE the right to carry concealed weapons in ALL schools.)
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To: tiredoflaundry

http://cbs11tv.com/

This says it’s @ Lancaster and East Loop 820


9 posted on 04/23/2007 5:27:52 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet & FredFan)
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To: SE Mom; All

Anyone know if that is near DFW airport?


10 posted on 04/23/2007 5:30:47 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The greatest danger to our troops is the Congress of the United States.)
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To: stockpirate
It amazes me that we keep have the blasts in Texas at oil installations but it is NEVER a terrorist attack.
I think the Bush people are withholding the truth from the American people.


You do not this stuff is highly flammable, right?
11 posted on 04/23/2007 5:30:52 AM PDT by msnimje (True Conservatives will not support a pro-abortion candidate.)
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To: Sir Hailstone

Ft Worth is not known for it’s oil refineries. They are located around Houston, Beaumont, and Port Arthur—near the Gulf of Mexico.


12 posted on 04/23/2007 5:31:22 AM PDT by basil
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To: msnimje

Not=Know


13 posted on 04/23/2007 5:31:31 AM PDT by msnimje (True Conservatives will not support a pro-abortion candidate.)
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To: Red Badger
Oil and gas refinery?.............LPG or fuel storage depot?........Taco Bell?.......

In tejas--EVERYTHING is Gov. Rick Perry's fault [R].

14 posted on 04/23/2007 5:31:41 AM PDT by 100-Fold_Return (Find Who Killed J.D. Tippit You Find Who Killed JFK)
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To: stockpirate
It amazes me that we keep have the blasts in Texas at oil installations but it is NEVER a terrorist attack. I think the Bush people are withholding the truth from the American people.

You're joking, right?
15 posted on 04/23/2007 5:32:38 AM PDT by beezdotcom
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To: tiredoflaundry

Live feed:
http://www.wfaa.com/

They’re saying it was a gas fire.


16 posted on 04/23/2007 5:32:45 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet & FredFan)
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To: tiredoflaundry

No, it’s not really. I’m right next to the airport and don’t hear/see anything.


17 posted on 04/23/2007 5:33:05 AM PDT by Tolsti
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To: Red Badger

Cow patties?


18 posted on 04/23/2007 5:33:55 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: tiredoflaundry

Live TV showing no injuries, relatively small thing, and it’s not burning now.


19 posted on 04/23/2007 5:34:01 AM PDT by Tolsti
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To: msnimje

I was a paid firefighter for ten years, I just do not recall this many events in Texas before.


20 posted on 04/23/2007 5:35:05 AM PDT by stockpirate (Congress should MANDATE the right to carry concealed weapons in ALL schools.)
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To: basil

Ah, Ft. Worth stockyards ... oh no, a deadly cow flatuence explosion?


21 posted on 04/23/2007 5:35:08 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The arrogance of ignorance is astounding" NVA 4/22/07)
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To: stockpirate
It amazes me that we keep have the blasts in Texas at oil installations but it is NEVER a terrorist attack. I think the Bush people are withholding the truth from the American people.

Are you joking or wearing your tin foil? Or do you mean the truth that the oil industry pays remarkably little attention to safety?

22 posted on 04/23/2007 5:35:33 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (I don't care what side of the debate you are on: Weather is not Climate)
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To: basil

Ft. Worth is better know for its stockyards.


23 posted on 04/23/2007 5:37:11 AM PDT by WesternPacific
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To: NonValueAdded

power plant according to the local Fox station.


24 posted on 04/23/2007 5:37:11 AM PDT by mathluv (Never Forget!)
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To: Tolsti; SE Mom

Thanks for that info!


25 posted on 04/23/2007 5:37:34 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The greatest danger to our troops is the Congress of the United States.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

No tin foil hat here, but do you have your head in a dark place that smells bad?


26 posted on 04/23/2007 5:38:30 AM PDT by stockpirate (Congress should MANDATE the right to carry concealed weapons in ALL schools.)
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To: rahbert
The explosion was caused by a leaking gas line. It was located near the intersection of E I-820 and Rosedale, which is in the former community of Handley adjacent to the Exelon Corporation's Handley Generating Plant.
27 posted on 04/23/2007 5:39:08 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: new cruelty

Cow patties?.........only in their concentrated form, and only in conjunction with chile rellenos.............


28 posted on 04/23/2007 5:39:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (If it's consensus, it's not science. If it's science, there's no need for consensus......)
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To: tiredoflaundry

:) You bet!


29 posted on 04/23/2007 5:41:15 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet & FredFan)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
>>It amazes me that we keep have the blasts in Texas at oil installations but it is NEVER a terrorist attack. I think the Bush people are withholding the truth from the American people.
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Are you joking or wearing your tin foil? Or do you mean the truth that the oil industry pays remarkably little attention to safety?<<

Hopefully he was joking.

Explosions and fires have been happening around oil and gas a lot longer than there has been a serious threat of terrorism in the U.S.

BTW, here a link for streaming audio to the station where they are reporting on the fire.
WBAP- windows audio
30 posted on 04/23/2007 5:43:53 AM PDT by gondramB (It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.)
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To: tiredoflaundry

http://www.star-telegram.com/189/story/78152.html


31 posted on 04/23/2007 5:46:18 AM PDT by A. Morgan (Fred Thompsonís record is solid. He does not waffle. Fred Thompson 2008.)
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To: WesternPacific
Ft. Worth is better know for its stockyards.

Too much lighter fluid on the BBQ?

32 posted on 04/23/2007 5:47:33 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: rahbert

BUMP.


33 posted on 04/23/2007 5:49:11 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: sportutegrl
Too much lighter fluid on the BBQ?
I've singed a few hairs myself.
34 posted on 04/23/2007 5:49:26 AM PDT by WesternPacific
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To: tiredoflaundry

Don’t think it’s near the airport as I can’t see it from my office....


35 posted on 04/23/2007 5:49:43 AM PDT by Froggie
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To: WesternPacific

Actually the stock yards aren’t in use anymore - except as a tourist attraction.


36 posted on 04/23/2007 5:50:34 AM PDT by Froggie
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Flames shoot into air in east Fort Worth

Star-Telegram

A gas line fire provided quite a show early Monday for motorists in the area of Loop 820 and Berry Street in Fort Worth.
A gas line fire provided quite a show early Monday for motorists in the area of Loop 820 and Berry Street in Fort Worth.

Flames shooting into the air from a TXU power plant north of Lake Arlington were providing quite a show early Monday for commuters in east Fort Worth, but there was no word on any injuries or a cause.

Fox 4 reported that the fire, captured by Texas Department of Public Safety cameras, was in the area of Northbound East Loop 820 near Rosedale Street. It was noticed about 7:15 a.m.

Initial reports to the Fort Worth Fire Department described the blaze as a brush fire and Fox 4 called it a gas line fire.

Around 7:30 a.m., the fire suddenly dropped.

37 posted on 04/23/2007 5:51:22 AM PDT by deport ( Cue Spooky Music...)
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To: gondramB
“The paint was peeling off cars on the nearby freeway..”

“The fire looked liked a second sunrise...”

What a bunch of well coiffured poets.

Amazing how captivated the media is with fire.

38 posted on 04/23/2007 5:52:05 AM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (Don't hit them between the eyes. Hit them right -in- the eyes!)
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To: WesternPacific

I’ve singed a few hairs myself.
_________

I’m a chimney starter kind of guy myself.


39 posted on 04/23/2007 5:57:21 AM PDT by dmz
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To: SE Mom
They’re saying it was a gas fire.

Petrol or the Natural Gas (like Propane)?

40 posted on 04/23/2007 5:59:10 AM PDT by Utilizer (What does not kill you... - can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: basil

Don’t forget Spur. There’s a pipeline in Spur where Bud did some insulatin’.


41 posted on 04/23/2007 6:03:32 AM PDT by T.Smith
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To: stockpirate

No tin foil hat here, but do you have your head in a dark place that smells bad?
______________

LOL. So anyone not immediately suspecting terrorism in fairly run-of-the-mill industrial accidents has their head up their a$$?

If that works for you, I guess.


42 posted on 04/23/2007 6:03:48 AM PDT by dmz
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To: deport
The traffic cam photo is rather impressive.

In many ways we seem to be sliding into Third World Status.

Huge fire shooting up into the sky and by tomorrow you won’t hear squat about this story.

Just another indicator our infrastructure is falling apart.

Ho Hum.....

43 posted on 04/23/2007 6:04:30 AM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (Don't hit them between the eyes. Hit them right -in- the eyes!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

When I saw a gas main explosion/fire several years ago my first though was “Why is the sun coming up at 10:00 pm.” It really did seem that way.


44 posted on 04/23/2007 6:05:15 AM PDT by CJ-50
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To: rahbert
It was on the property of the Handley Generating station at Loop 820 & Rosedale Street.

The ignition point was at the NW corner of the property at a pressure release vent. Ignition time was at 0715 CST and burned down to a lower flame by 0735.

I didn't make it past the plant before they closed off Rosedale St @ Handley Drive.

FYI, the same vent was roaring Thursday 04/19/07 at the same time of the morning (0715). No activity during in the area, but I didn't linger to find out if it was NG or steam.

The only time I've seen a burn off like that was on a drilling rig.

45 posted on 04/23/2007 6:06:46 AM PDT by Deguello
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I’m not so sure flames could reach and maintain 1,000 feet high. Sounds like the press means to say “really high”, “really, really high”, “the highest we’ve ever seen!” high.

I could be wrong, goodness knows it wouldn’t be the first, or the last time, but that’s awfully high for flames. The fireball from an accumulation of gas might be that high for a moment, but not sustained.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

46 posted on 04/23/2007 6:08:41 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: CJ-50

Gas is SO DANGEROUS. It can make a house BLOW APART AT THE SEAMS. I don’t know why they continue to allow people to use it. 0


47 posted on 04/23/2007 6:09:32 AM PDT by ichabod1 ("Liberals read Karl Marx. Conservatives UNDERSTAND Karl Marx." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

>> What a bunch of well coiffured poets.

Amazing how captivated the media is with fire.<<

Yes, although to an extent they are a reflection of the population. I find the comparison between Yahoo’s top stories versus their most emailed stories.

It often looks like this...

Top Stories
Suicide Bombing in Iraq
Successful battle against the Taliban
Newest economic news

Most Emailed
Appleby’s Ribblet recipe revealed
Story about newest fad
{Insert female celebrity} shows body part in public.


48 posted on 04/23/2007 6:10:18 AM PDT by gondramB (It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.)
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To: gondramB
Explosions and fires have been happening around oil and gas a lot longer than there has been a serious threat of terrorism in the U.S.

Just ask any wingnut who tried to jumpstart his grill with high-test.

49 posted on 04/23/2007 6:11:34 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Issue in Doubt." -Col. David Monroe Shoup, USMC 1943)
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To: sportutegrl
Too much lighter fluid on the BBQ?

1,000 foot high flame? Nah, Ed Crankshaft lives in Cleveland. :0)

50 posted on 04/23/2007 6:12:45 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (The most dangerous place in the world is between Hillary and the Oval Office)
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