View Full Version : Explosions in Toronto this morning...

08-10-2008, 08:50 PM

08-10-2008, 09:35 PM
That's some scary stuff, KTC. I hope the person thought to be in the area and unaccounted for turns up someplace, safe and sound.

I'm surprised something so volatile is stored near an urban center. Is it like that everywhere?

Maryn, moving into a fallout shelter

08-10-2008, 09:36 PM
We heard the explosions -- they woke up the baby. Found my husband wandering the halls wondering what the hell was going on. Crazy.

08-10-2008, 09:40 PM
I'm glad you guys are okay.

08-10-2008, 09:43 PM
I'm 30 miles north of the city so I didn't hear anything. I used to live in Downsview, just a few blocks from Downsview Park.

Even if I heard something, I would have thought it was just another thunderstorm. We've had a lot this summer.

Did you hear anything, Kevin?

08-10-2008, 11:51 PM
Zoinkies. That had to have totally freaked people out wondering what the hell it was at first. I feel for those fire crews, that's just horrendous.

08-11-2008, 01:45 AM
Sounds familiar (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/072607dnmetfire.acf53a6e.html).

Yeah, these sorts of facilities are often near city centers.

08-11-2008, 02:34 AM
My sister lives less than five miles away. I'm going to have to call her to see what she has to say about it. >.<

Thanks for the heads up, Kevin.


08-11-2008, 02:41 AM
Oh, I thought you farted.

Wow, amazing photo. I do hope all recovers well.

08-11-2008, 05:36 AM
My grandfather lives in the area that was evacuated. He and his home are perfectly fine, but still . . . crazy. Evidently the blast could be heard as far south as Niagra on the Lake!

08-11-2008, 05:40 AM
They just announced that a firefighter has died. There was a news conference minutes ago. A 25 year veteran...name not announced pending next of kin.

The BBC is reporting that he died of a heart attack.

We're about 10 km south but had no idea what the bangs were.

08-11-2008, 08:07 AM
My sister (on the corner of Jane & Finch, 15th floor) slept through it. What a trooper. ^_^


08-11-2008, 04:28 PM
It's terrible that two are dead, but I can't help thinking how much worse it could have been. The potential was there.

Maryn, trying to think where tanks are in her city

08-12-2008, 02:34 AM
The cause of the fire was still unknown.

bummer. let us know if you find out, kev.

Shelley Carroll, Toronto's acting deputy mayor, suggested Sunday that the propane depot was in place before many of the area homes were built.

"I told you we should have gone with that other neighborhood!!"

But seriously - what's with the word 'suggested'? I demand a better verb. hmph.