May 28, 2013

Note to Self: When Coming Upon a Burning Freight Train Derailment Resist the Impulse to Film It With Camera


You'd think that people would pay attention to:

Warehouses and businesses in the area of Rt 40 -- if you can see the smoke plume, emergency mgmt advises you to evacuate. @BACOPoliceFire
But noooooooooo......

"I mean, something like that could level sumthin'..."

"That's what I said."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 28, 2013 2:48 PM
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Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 28, 2013 6:27 PM

Never pet a burning dog and ALWAYS use a long lens for industrial disasters.

Posted by: SteveS at May 28, 2013 6:58 PM

There's a reason that folks hereabouts are referred to as "Baltimorons".......

Hale Adams
Pikesville, People's Democratic Republic of Maryland

Posted by: Hale Adams at May 28, 2013 7:07 PM

"What the hell is that? Thelma Lou, gimme my camera!"

"Get closer, Merle! I can't see a damn thing back here!"

"That summbitch is burnin' up like a summbitch!"

"Slow down! I don't wanna miss nothin'!"

(Massive Explosion)

"Sheeyut! Goddamn thing is blowin' up!"

"Why the hell you get so damn close? Christ on a cracker, I spilled my Mountain Dew!"

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at May 28, 2013 9:32 PM

I'ma too late! Dang vid's been ree-moved!

Posted by: Sam L. at May 29, 2013 11:54 AM

HAZMAT training says you flee.

No 'ifs' or 'buts' about that.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at May 29, 2013 6:41 PM

Came back for another look and it's gone, gone, blown away?

Posted by: tired dog at June 1, 2013 1:29 PM

The word you are looking for is BLEVE.
(ˈblɛviː/ BLEV-ee)

Wikipedia entry here:

Seriously bad juju -- do not approach / do not engage.

Our prayers out to those people who did.

Posted by: DaveH at June 2, 2013 12:20 AM