[PLUG-TALK] Massive explosion at 23rd and Glisan - any information? (3)

Keith Lofstrom keithl at kl-ic.com
Wed Oct 19 10:49:02 PDT 2016


On 10/19/2016 09:54 AM, Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> My wife's office is at 25th and Lovejoy.  A few minutes ago, there
> was a massive explosion at 23rd and Glisan, shaking her building.
> Lots of police cars.  No news online so far, nothing on the radio.
> She's trying to decide whether to come home NOW.
> By the time most of you read this, there may be some broadcast
> news, but does anybody know more NOW?  Post here, email me.

On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 10:02:40AM -0700, Dick Steffens wrote:
> http://katu.com/news/local/major-gas-leak-reported-at-23rd-and-burnside

On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 10:34:06AM -0700, Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> Thanks, Dick!  Headline says Burnside, text says Glisan. 
> 
> More showed up here:
> http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/10/portland_firefighters_respondi_3.html
> 
> A picture of a building with the front torn off.  The
> internet is being VERY SLOW right now.
> 
> I don't know where the gas mains run, and whether the
> explosion might cause other leaks elsewhere in the system,
> but I asked her to come home NOW (west on Cornell road).
> She can cancel afternoon appointments from here.

My wife is in Beaverton now.  She said that the air was
hazy and smelled of smoke and fumes as she drove west
from her building, and that the cloud is spreading over
the west hills.  Her nose is more sensitive than mine.

So far, not nearly as bad as the 2010 San Bruno gas explosion:
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/San-Bruno-fire-levels-neighborhood-gas-explosion-3175334.php

Keith

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