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From some sleuthing on google maps and realtor sites, looks like 455 Hale had electric heating, but 453 Hale had gas and was sold recently "AS IS".
ABC6 says neighbors smelled gas, and that there was a propane tank on site that was not destroyed. Not confirmed if there were gas lines.
An explosion this big, would it mean the gas had been leaking for some time and had saturated the basement? Set off by a spark when someone switched on a light to go in?
Kinda puts a damper on your day.0
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Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics0
Propane is heavier than air... Natural gas/methane is lighter than air... sold recently "AS IS"... not disclosed by police what the cause wasmeth is explosive
Huh - that never occurred to me it could have been a meth "lab" explosion. Interesting to see the follow up.
to me the indicators are there, whether news follow up actually admits it was a meth lab is very unlikely because it'll then be an ongoing criminal investigation and they are not (they never) show their hand publicly, so details will be swept under the rug and forgotten about. You'll have to go visit that location and hear from neighbors to get any kind of real story. But... it was said propane tank on side of house... you've heard the phrase cooking meth and it was mentioned smell of gas so... very rare propane leaks explode it needs correct A/F ratio you're more likely to asphyxiate in the basement if it filled with propane gas. don't kid yourself, with the hard timesover the last couple years (i won't mention why) that kind of industry is only going to get bigger and there are those people who will do whatever they can to get by.1
It's scary. I heard an economist on the radio yesterday saying things are really going to start getting worse by end of the year. I fear for the people who are living paycheck to paycheck.ron said:
...with the hard timesover the last couple years (i won't mention why) that kind of industry is only going to get bigger and there are those people who will do whatever they can to get by.
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