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



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

 

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