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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Explosion in Hemel Hempstead


Well it appears a fuel depot in Hemel Hempstead near London has suffered a series of Huge explosions this morning. The Blast could apparantley be heard over 100 miles away in Norfolk.

The police say it is an accident, no terrost involvment, and report about 20 casualties. currently there are over 70 Fire fighters attacking the blaze, the heat is so intense they have to use specialist fire tenders that have extra thermal protection...10 of them are there

This depot is the main aviation fuel storage for Heathrow Gatwick Stanstead and London City Airports, alternative supplies are being sought. It is also the main Regional Petrol supply depot for the South East of England

Approx 60million Gallons of Fuel are held there and the depot was full to capacity, they have to lt the fuel burn itself out.

Best coverage is from the BBC News atm...click here


Blogger rashbre said...

It all looks pretty horrible. I can remember being in an aeroplane flying over the east end when that sugar factory burnt down. I expect this one will have a similar (or greater) visibility.

And it will probably mess up flights and car fuel for a couple of weeks.


Sunday, December 11, 2005 10:43:00 am  
Blogger rashbre said...

And now I've gone to Michele's and been sent here as well! In a few mins I shall be hitting the road. A few missions today!

Sunday, December 11, 2005 10:45:00 am  
Blogger craziequeen said...

Morning A - this depot is a coincidence! Part-owned by the company MB's dad worked for and operated by the company my brother works for!

My thoughts are with the families of the victims and the survivors.


Sunday, December 11, 2005 11:41:00 am  
Blogger craziequeen said...

oops - came from Michele, this time :-)

Sunday, December 11, 2005 11:42:00 am  
Anonymous Pearl said...

Thanks for spreading the news. Pretty exciting story.

Sunday, December 11, 2005 2:23:00 pm  

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