Thursday, February 7, 2019

Clouds and Flames




We're in between rain storms at the moment. The clouds seem to be preparing for another major dump come the weekend. I love this sort of sky. (I don't really love pounding storms, however.)


Wow. So this happened--





A gas explosion damaging at least four buildings let loose today in the Richmond district. Fortunately, there were no injuries. The explosion didn't happen anywhere near my 'hood; I pulled the above image from the internet. Even though I'm not close by, I can sort of smell smoke in the air some five miles away. I feel for the folks who are without a way to heat their homes on this very chilly day. What also blows is that the gas line explosion was caused by a work crew's negligence. Well done, lads! 


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  1. Lucky that no-one was hurt. Very, very lucky. That looks like an expensive careless moment.
    In Australia at the moment the heat wave continues in some places. Others have had record-breaking floods. And there are fires. Sigh.

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    1. Oh, no. I was wondering if Australia were still struggling with the heat. May you be able to stay cool! x

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    2. We are at least a little cooler where I am. Western Australia is not.

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  2. There's getting to be too many gas explosion stories in the news -- scary stuff!

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    1. It's tremendous luck that there were no injuries. Very scary stuff, indeed.

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  3. Yes, very LUCKY that there were no injuries

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  4. Sigh. Doesn't this thing always seem to happen just when one really, really needs the gas...?

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    1. Last night dipped into the low 40s, so, yeah, I'm guessing so. :(

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  5. Oh boy looking at that explosion it's hard to think that there were no injuries.

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    1. I know, that's what I thought...
      The news, at that point, reported no injuries. Let's hope they were correct!

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  6. That is scary looking! And no heat sucks!

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  7. Glad to hear everyone is OK because that definitely looks like it could have been a lot worse.

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  8. Scary, I bet you're glad it’s not your house. I hope the folk involved are insured.

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    1. Yes, may they all have had insurance! (Not always the case here, sadly.)

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