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    Neighbors house exploded

    I'm nearing home after work today and wondering why there are 3 helicopters hovering over my house. The east/west street at the north end of my block is blocked off with police cars and there are 2 trucks from our natural gas provider. I cut thru the backyard and went down the bike paths to the home about 1/2 block away. The entire back side of the townhome is blown out. Windows, doors, siding, chimney. News says there was a smell of natural gas. 1 person taken to the hospital. Freaky shit so close to home. Last time something like this happened in my neighborhood, not this neighborhood, was when I was a kid. I grew up in an Italian neighborhood and the house that blew up was mob related. Anyway, I pray the guy/girl who was injured is ok and I hope it wasn't trade or diy related.
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    Prayers everyone’s safe.

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    That is a terrible felling when it's that close to home.
    When I lived with my last girlfriend you came over a hill to get to the driveway. There was a good size smoke trial rising to the sky. All you could do was prey it wasn't ours.
    It was a bank barn that caught fire across the street. I

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    Says there was a "worker" either inside or around the home. Didn't say what kind of worker he/she was
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    Rumor has it the worker was eastern European, not that that matters.
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    The article states he was an hvac worker, and it was minor injuries ( eyebrows gone, and brown stains in shorts). Anyway that is a lucky individual looking at the pics
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    what did he do to cause this mess

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazzycajun View Post
    The article states he was an hvac worker, and it was minor injuries ( eyebrows gone, and brown stains in shorts). Anyway that is a lucky individual looking at the pics
    The article was updated since originally posted. I heard from a police officer, that particular unit is a rental. Could be slumlord related.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    Rumor has it the worker was eastern European, not that that matters.
    Youre saying he was Polish ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    The article was updated since originally posted. I heard from a police officer, that particular unit is a rental. Could be slumlord related.
    Kind of figured it had been updated I was just being a smart a$$
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    Youre saying he was Polish ?
    Not necessarily.
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    In 1999 we had a major gas line leak here in my town and it was leaking into a creek for a while. Two kids playing with fireworks in the creek a ways down set it off and were killed along with another kid who was farther down fishing. They said that if those kids did not set it off the gas would have reached downtown and the damage and deaths would have been a lot larger. I think it was like a day before that they were doing construction around the pipeline and hit it.

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