Newark Shakes

Explosion in New Jersey

One giant fireball shot 1,000 ft. into the air. Windows shattered and burglar alarms were touched off for miles around, and residents of communities almost 100 miles away reported that their homes shook. In the predawn hours last Friday, a thunderous explosion ripped through three towering gasoline tanks at a Texaco storage facility in Newark. The blast killed one man and injured 21 others. After using water and foam to contain the blaze, hundreds of fire fighters watched as the giant vessels slowly began to burn themselves out. By daylight the tanks, filled with some 3.4 million gal....

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