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    Default Propane Explosion Blasts Toronto

    Residents flee Toronto explosion

    Thousands of people have been evacuated following an explosion at a propane gas plant in the north of the Canadian city of Toronto.

    A two-mile (3.2km) exclusion zone was set up and police ordered residents of the Keele and Wilson areas to leave their homes.

    The series of explosions at 0350 local time (0850 BST) on Sunday also shut down one the city's busiest highways.

    Police say no-one was seriously injured in the incident.

    Witnesses described the sky lighting up in the glow of an enormous fireball before turning black with smoke, and some residents said the blast caused their houses to rock.

    "It was just a tremendous explosion and blew all the windows out of the house. I just managed to get out of there in time," local resident Robert Helman told the Associated Press news agency.

    Firefighters battled the blazes at the Sunrise Propane Industrial Gases facility for several hours.

    Toronto fire services division commander Bob O'Hallarn said that firefighters were close to extinguishing all the burning tanks, significantly reducing the risk of another explosion.

    "I think we were very lucky," he said. "There was a very large amount of fire when we arrived. It could have been much more serious."

    Mr O'Hallarn said he saw at least five badly damaged houses, adding that it could be hours before residents are allowed back to their homes.


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    Apparently a firefighter has been killed now....

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    this was scary shit. A firefighter died and another person is unaccounted for. It's a miracle more people weren't hurt.

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    It's some freaky shit. That was an enormous explosion we experienced. Luckily it wasn't during rush hour or some other busy time because I think a lot more people would have died or been hurt. We got lucky with just 2 people being killed, not that 2 isn't terrible, but it could have been much worse.

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    Wow. My prayers go out to the families of the firefighters. Any word on what caused the explosion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoBandit View Post
    Wow. My prayers go out to the families of the firefighters. Any word on what caused the explosion?
    nothing as of yet. The company has been silent.

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    The fire department is now stating that the firefighter that died was not killed as a result of the fire/explosion. He died of natural causes while fighting the fire. Initial word is that he had a heart attack while fighting the fire.

    As for the missing employee...he is reported as having been very close to the explosion at the critical moment so this person may never be found.

    Looking at the video and the photos that are all over the newspapers etc. it is amazing that more people were not hurt. This would have been much worse had it been during the day with people out and about. Scary shit.
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    Think this guy got close enough??



    He might be rethinking his move in the morning. Guess this was either before of after some of the huge blasts.

    If he was that close when one of the big ones went off I don't think this video would have made it to youTube.
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