A Very Big Bang

December 11th, 2005 at 9:20 am by james

I was woken at 6 this morning by a huge rumbling crash that shook the building. I rolled over and wiped the condensation off the window to see if the building over the road had fallen down – that’s what it sounded like. It hadn’t so I went back to sleep.

As it turns out there was an explosion at a fuel storage depot five or ten miles away. It stores aviation fuel mostly, apparently, and we’re being told there was an accident there at about six this morning. The sky out of the front of our house is clear and blue (with a wintery white wash); the sky out the back is one enormous black smoke-cloud.

One Response to “A Very Big Bang”

  1. Ben Says:

    Heard about that on the news but didn’t realize HH was so close to you…

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