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August 10, 2008: Toronto Explosion…

  Woke up this morning to the news that there has been a huge explosion on the north side of Toronto.  Apparently a propane park (of some sort).  The video on YouTube (many of them) is just incredible.  Reports are that the explosion was felt 10 km away.  A number of injured people and likely several deaths.  The fire that engulfed the area afterwards looks to be fairly large.  (images pulled off YouTube)

Toronto Explosion –

From the news:

Massive explosion in North Toronto, Ontario
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Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2008 8:01:40 AM by xcamel

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The explosion seen from the Keele Overpass Image: Michael Gil.

A large explosion has been reported at a propane depot in northern Toronto on Keele Street, near the Highway 401, at approximately 3:48am EST. The cause is currently unknown.

A person who was 10km from the explosion told Wikinews that "my house shook 10 km away. The sky was rumbling every few seconds."

A user on YouTube named "wolfshades" said that "we don’t know whether the explosion was chemical or by virtue of its proximity to the Toronto Airport if a plane had crashed."

It is not yet known if the event caused any injuries, although Michael Gil, a contributer to the photo sharing site Flickr, said that "people are hurt."

Large numbers of police are on the scene to keep people away from the explosion.

August 10, 2008: Ready to go! Heading for Nashville and Toronto…then Rome

  We have almost finished packing for Toronto and then Italy.  Few more items to tuck away into the suitcase.  Trying to get some of my camera equipment together.  Trying not to forget anything important!  Trying to keep this down to 2 bags!  One small one with my lap top and then my regular clothes bag.  Sort of hard to do.  🙂  Working on it.

  The new people, who moved into Ashcreek, are very nice.  They have three children.  I met with them after the sale on Friday and walked them through the house.  Told them all of the ins/outs of the place.  I think and believe that they will be very happy there.  I told them that it was a wonderful house for family activities.  Hopefully they will be happy there…for a very long time!


Kristy will be happy to know that Cheetah is planning on going to see the Pope.  🙂


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