Sunday, August 10, 2008

Explosions Rock Toronto: Fires Reported at Keele/Wilson

Explosions loud enough to shake our residence kilometers away were heard in Toronto at 3:45 a.m. Sunday morning.

Radio reports indicate that evacuations in the neighbourhood are ongoing, after a reported series of explosions at a propane depot that were "lighting up the sky like fireworks."

Beyond that, media reports are skimpy.

Police officers blockading the northbound Allen Road confirmed the resulting fireballs. The explosions, numbering in the dozens, continued well in excess of an hour following the initial boom.

There are no reports of injuries at this time (5:30 a.m.)

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto

UPDATE - 6:35 a.m. - 680 News now reports "numerous injuries" to residents near the Murray Road propane depot that has experienced a series of ongoing explosions.

A company known as Sunrise Propane is listed at 54 Murray Road. No confirmation is available regarding the specific location of the fire, however.


A YouTube video claims to contain footage of the explosion:



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