Saturday, May 16, 2009

Tank Battery Explosion from 200 yards away

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David Drummond says,

"While shooting some ENG/stock footage last night of a tank battery fire near Lamesa, TX that was ignited by lightning, an explosion took place that sent a foot and half long, 4" diameter pipe valve from 200 yards away arcing directly into the front of my storm chase vehicle causing extensive damage.

This is closer than you EVER want to be to an explosion!

Firefighters from Lamesa and Andrews, TX fought to keep the fire down and the tanks cooled off for an hour before it finally exploded. Miraculously, all managed to escape without injury!

Video aired today on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, TWC"

Videographer: David Drummond

STATter 911
(slow motion of explosion)
Firefighter gives detailed account


Anonymous said...

Please rephrase to say: "This is closer than you EVER want to be to a tank fire. You have to assume there will be an explosion and may not have time to get out of harm's way once the explosion takes place."

John Astad said...

Good point. The phrase is from the author of the video which was posted originally on YouTube and I embedded here in it's entirety so as to share with others.


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