posted on Oct, 1 2012 @ 09:17 PM
The location of the explosion was Speedway International. According to the article Speedway International stores "170,000 litres of methanol, 400,000
litres of racing gas, and 300,000 litres of biodiesel." I will post a video from the source below.
Honestly, I cannot imagine what people around the area must have been feeling. As I watched the explosion, it almost looked like a mushroom cloud to
me, I nearly fainted. I don't live in Winnipeg, I live in Alberta, but seeing that this happened makes me consider how serious it would be if there
was a massive explosion near Edmonton, Alberta; where I live. After all, this is the Oil Capital of Canada.
You can also follow the events in the live blog (Twitter Feed) which has recently stated that the fire has been brought closer to being under control.
As well as No injuries reported, and area evacuated.
(visit the link for the full news article)
On CBC News, right now, while speaking to a Witness it sounds like they are going to expand the area of Evacuation. The Witness lives a mile away and
his wife says they have blocked off roads about half a mile from them. Apparently there is some serious CONCERN over 2 canisters kept on site that
could potentially blow. I really hope this doesn't happen. (@ 8:45 PM MT)
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(@ 9:25 PM MT) Twitter Post by Winnipeg EEP says that "Residents who have evacuated are advised to seek shelter with friends/family or on City buses
located on Marion"
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