Monday, September 17, 2007

Did you hear it?

Did you hear the big boom this afternoon? I didn't. In a link that's sure to be gone in a day or so, the Observer reports: "Workers trying to excavate 8,000-gallon underground tanks from beneath an abandoned gas station inadvertently sparked a flash fire this afternoon that shut down an intersection and alarmed residents but seriously hurt no one. It happened at about 3:30 p.m. at Hawthorne and Elizabeth lanes in the Elizabeth neighborhood, just across the street from the main entrance to Presbyterian Hospital." I think we were very lucky no one was hurt.

2 comments:

beaumontstyle said...

So that's what it was -- I heard and FELT it at my house! Geeez... I drove down Hawthorne about an hour earlier and saw they were finally digging up the gas tanks at the old Circle K site.

Brendan said...

I felt that blast... from the Government Center area! we could see the puff of smoke rising from the area in front of the Hospital and wondered what it was!!