Gas Tanker Explosion

This morning at about 1:30 AM a gas tanker rolled over and leaked 9,000 gallons of gas in Everett which then exploded. About 40 vehicles were burned and 200 people were evacuated. Two or three triple-decker’s were on fire and burned to the ground. Luckily nobody was injured, the driver got away before it exploded.

So why do I bring this up? Well I couldn’t sleep and saw it on the Eye Opener News on channel 5 (link to story here) and decided if I could see anything from my apartment. Here is one shot that I got from my window:

You can see two larger version here and here. You can just make out the smoke through the trees. Which is pretty amazing because according to Google Earth I’m about 4.61 miles (as the crow flies) away from it, so you can imagine the size. All I can say is that I’m glad I don’t have to commute because thats going to cause some major problems.

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