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Explosions rock area near downtown Dallas July 25, 2007

Posted by daveintexas in Current Events.

Gas tanks near downtown, off of Industrial Blvd, close to the Lew Sterret Justice Center (the county lock up).

The video shows dozens of repeated explosions.  3 taken to area hospitals.

UPDATE: Welding supply company, with lots of tanks of welding supplies that don’t like open flames. 



1. Mr Minority - July 25, 2007

I watched a live streaming video of that thing. Yeee Doggy! That was spectacular! You could actually see the gas bottles light up and fly like missiles. You know that they will be finding parts of gas bottles all over the place from that fire.

2. rickinstl - July 25, 2007

We had one just like it about 1/2 mi from work 2 yrs ago. Really impressive.
On second thought, this one may have been bigger.
So, the geniuses who lived in this newly gentrified neighborhood forced the bottled gas company to move out of the area, even though the company was there first.
The city of Stl tried to arrange for them to move to a nuclear weapons site from ww2 out by the airport which they were doing cleanup on.
The company said “thanks but no thanks” and moved across the river to Illinois.

3. daveintexas - July 25, 2007

This place was pretty much in an older industrial area of Dallas… no neighborhoods close there for 50 years, if at all.

4. eddiebear - July 26, 2007


I recall the Praxair deal. Miraculously, nobody was hurt.

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