posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:45 PM
I was right there when this happened. I was waiting at the light at 14th and Colorado Blvd, then there's a loud boom that shook the area, the stop
lights go dead, and I look over to see flames shooting about 5 stories high out of the top of this building, then feel a huge wave of heat. The
pictures in the news were taken minutes later and don't even come close; it was like something out of a movie.
You couldn't tell that it was an electrical station at the time, so it appeared to just be a 2 story concrete building that was exploding out the
roof... I was expecting flaming debris to start raining down on us, so I looked and didn't see anyone needing help, and then I got the hell out of
there while calling 911 on my cell phone and trying to navigate traffic with dead stoplights. It's a pretty disturbing feeling to call 911 and wait
several minutes without having anybody answer. Thankfully, the substation was contained with a 2 story concrete wall, so the flames went straight up,
rather than out to the sides (where pedestrians, homes, and plenty of traffic was at the time). I don't believe there were any injuries. The area was
filled with nasty smoke and heat when I went back through there 3 hours later, but the stoplights and several nearby buildings already had their power
restored by then.
Oddly enough, I do seem to find myself witnessing quite a number of weird electrical events over the past few years... This latest coincidence was
certainly the biggest, by far.