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Old 12-13-05, 10:26 AM
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Apartment building in NJ collapses following explosion

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051213/...ey_collapse_dc

"An apartment building collapsed on Tuesday after an explosion in New Jersey, police said, and CBS radio reported there were casualties. "
Old 12-13-05, 10:30 AM
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Meth or terrorism? Have meth explosions ever toppled a structure of this size?
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That's about half an hour or so from me.
Fox news reporting now that a natural gas line was hit by workers causing the explosion.
I'm sure there will be tons more info on the NYC noon news which comes on very shortly now.
Old 12-13-05, 10:43 AM
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That link says Bergenfield,and I don't think Bergenfield is a place where you would expect a meth lab.

Here is a link to more :

http://www.nj.com/newslogs/starledger/

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Originally Posted by tcoursen
That link says Bergenfield,and I don't think Bergenfield is a place where you would expect a meth lab.
Sorry. What can I say, I live in the northwest. We believe in equal opportunity and don't discriminate when it comes to where people keep their meth labs.


Gas line would have been a better guess. There should be updates on this soon. I hope it's not as bad as it looks.
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The whole building has not collapsed but portions of the roof have.
This will be very bad for fire fighters and even worse for the approx. 30 families that are likely homeless now. It's around 24 degrees today and supposed to get even colder tonight. I bet all those residents lost everything less then two weeks before Christmas.
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Originally Posted by Phil L.
The whole building has not collapsed but portions of the roof have.
This will be very bad for fire fighters and even worse for the approx. 30 families that are likely homeless now. It's around 24 degrees today and supposed to get even colder tonight. I bet all those residents lost everything less then two weeks before Christmas.
I'm more concerned about casualties at this point. Any survivors and residents will likely be taken care of. Definately could be a tough job for firefighters, you're right.
Old 12-13-05, 11:06 AM
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Local news is not reporting any confirmed casualties at this point, but it's still too early to say for sure. The fire has not yet been brought under control and it's not possible yet for firefighters to go in and look around for potential victims that may have been trapped inside.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
Meth or terrorism?
I would never be able to guess that you are a conservative.
Old 12-13-05, 11:15 AM
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Where was the gas leaking from?

New Orleans and other hard-hit areas have tons of gas leaks due to broken pipes from both the storm and heavy duty clean up trucks. Amazing that there haven't been explosions that I know of.

Hope the firefighters can get everyone out.
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I wonder if Bin Lodin was involved.
Old 12-13-05, 12:43 PM
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Local NYC news stations are reporting that a construction company was removing an old underground oil storage tank when the hole they dug collapsed and pinched a gas line. Residents called police reporting a strong odor of gas, the building was evacuated and about a half hour after the call to police, it exploded. They are reporting some injuries and one person possibly missing, but they don't know if that person was home at the time. Bergenfield is about 3 miles from where I live.
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Originally Posted by tcoursen
That link says Bergenfield,and I don't think Bergenfield is a place where you would expect a meth lab.
I think you would be surprised to see where some meth labs are located. Meth is a horrible drug and no status of people are immune to getting caught up in it.
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Here is your meth lab explosion... no report yet if Bin Lodin was involved.

http://www.news4jax.com/news/5525611/detail.html

Explosion, Fire Near Lake City May Be Result Of Meth Lab

POSTED: 11:48 am EST December 13, 2005

Two people were injured Tuesday morning in an explosion and fire at a motel south of Lake City.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the explosion at the Super 8 Motel at the state Road 47 exit of Interstate 75 may have resulted from a possible methamphetamine lab operating in one of the motel rooms.

Officials said the fire spread to 15 rooms before firefighters got it under control.

One person was flown by air ambulance to a hospital. A second person was taken to Lake City Medical Center.

A meth-lab mitigation team, comprised of state and county fire and law enforcement personnel -- including the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the state Fire Marshal's Office -- is on the scene. Once the fire is out and it is determined that there's no risk of additional explosions, agents wearing protective clothing will go in to investigate.

"Once they get inside, they'll be able to look at the equipment that's there, the chemicals that are there, the process that was going on at the time at the explosion and should be able to tell if it is a meth lab," said Lt. Bernie Kleinschmidt of the state Fire Marshal's Office.
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Originally Posted by tdirgins
I wonder if Bin Lodin was involved.
The blast happened at 9:30.
Number of letters in New Jersey = 9
Number of letters in apartment = 9
Number of letters in explosion = 9
Number of letters in Microsoft = 9
NJ put into Wingdings = A skull & crossbones and a smiley face... indicating they are smiling at death!!!
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The blast happened at 9:30.
Number of letters in New Jersey = 9...



Feel sorry for the people involved, it's going to be a rough Christmas

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Originally Posted by DRG
The blast happened at 9:30.
Number of letters in New Jersey = 9
Number of letters in apartment = 9
Number of letters in explosion = 9
Number of letters in Microsoft = 9
NJ put into Wingdings = A skull & crossbones and a smiley face... indicating they are smiling at death!!!
I feel for those people but I can't help at this.

Thanks for the mix of emotions.
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Originally Posted by The Valeyard
I feel for those people but I can't help at this.

Thanks for the mix of emotions.
Ditto that.

Definitely post of the day material.
Old 12-13-05, 03:40 PM
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was it Tourism?
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Originally Posted by Phil L.
That's about half an hour or so from me.
Aha, so you ADMIT you're in cuhoots! Mr. Phil L. for Lodin!
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Yeah but at least Phil Lodin only has 9 letters in it.

However my full name Philip Lodin has...



Doh'!!




One name has 9 letters, the other 11.
Coincidence?
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3 confirmed dead in this now, 4 hospitalized, 1 missing. Very sad.

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