Skip to comments.Natural gas explosion rocks downtown Springfield
Posted on 11/23/2012 4:29:17 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
A natural gas leak at a Springfield strip club late this afternoon has left two-and-a-half blocks of houses and stores in shambles, authorities said.
The whole city block went up due to a gas explosion, Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney said.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
Didn’t this just happen in Indiana? They are condemning 37 homes there and this looks bigger.
I read that the reason the city in “The Simpsons” is name Springfield is most states have a city by that name.
Investigators in the Indianapolis explosion that killed two people and decimated a neighborhood believe natural gas was involved and are focusing on appliances as they search for a cause, a city official said Tuesday.
That is probably true. But the Producer (forget his frist name) lived in West Springfield as a kid...
I live up the road about five miles from the explosion. Big natural gas smell reported this afternoon. They felt they had capped it and were actually getting ready to lift the evacuation.
The fact that the firemen and cops were able to evacuate the area about an hour prior to the explosion is where there are so few injuries. I just saw some pictures from a cop friend and the entire strip club building is gone. Just leveled.
Gonna be a nice investigation on this one.
Your are not going to believe this, I may know person that is support staff. Haven’t spoken to them in years. Need to contact someone who is tight with them to make sure they are aok....
Th NY Genovese Family has a stake in the strip clubs in the neighborhood. Maybe it was “God forbid you should have an accident!”
Two suspects have been arrested in Indianapolis—might have been intentional.
A strip club blows up with a gas leak on a holiday weekend.
Whatever in the world makes you think that it might have been intentional?
Wow. Do you know Big Nose Sam and Skyball Sciabelli?
Without pictures this thread is useless
My friend is not “of that type” of person, those guys are long gone if my memory is correct....
The explosion I referred to was a house in Indianapolis...about a week ago.
Lightning ! On such a beatifull day ! Who woulda a thunk it ?
Howie Carr will have a ball with this.
Contest was held to decide which Springfield would host premiere of Simpsons Movie. Springfield, Vermont won.
"What will we do?"
"We'll call it a gas leak!"
Safe efficient natural gas, *BOOM*
In my experience, most nat gas explosions are due to criminal activity or inept work by union pipeline contractors.
Unless its propane, it’s fairly difficult to create such an explosion. Natural gas, methane, is lighter than air. It needs the proper ration of gas to oxygen to explode.
If it were a large transmission line, when they rupture, they tend to sound like a freight train for about 30minutes as the pressure reduces. Generally the risk is from a high pressure rupture, and flame is a secondary risk.
Any high profile targets in the area,...like Hostess Union bosses?
Since they had over an hour to work on it and the story didn’t even report the name of the gas utility company involved, there is ample evidence that this might not be a gas explosion.
I used to know of them before I moved to the West coast in the mid 80’s.
How bout Ciro’s restaurant or Felix Tranghezi (spelling?)
“Under my plan, since natural gas is so dangerous, I am immediately banning the production and distribution of all natural gas in the USA. Coal and oil are is also banned. Only electricity is allowed. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and a much safer end of the year, now that I have made it safer for you!”
Did not look like a ng explosion imho
Fat pole dancer practicing on a gas line?
Absolutely agreed. That’s why I love propane!
Jane...you are showing your age.
First guess is that this thing had been leaking for week. One story states as the girls went up stairs the smell would get worse ( the gas smell...the natural gas smell....this stuff writes itself!)
My guess is that it filled the upper stories of the building.
Tranghese. Corps is long gone. The neighborhood has moved distinctly towards the Hispanic end of scale.
Back then it used to be blacks in the north end and Puerto Ricans in the south. That, of course, was before the flood of illegals from Mexico & S. America.
Felix was one of Sam Cafarelli’s “enforcers”.
The mob also had a restaurant on Rt.#75 outside of Bradley Field down in Windsor Locks. The “Skyline”
Photo in Boston Herald taken from 50-100 feet northeast, with black on orange . . .
. . . being the truck rental/U-Haul place on the other side of street from club. FWIW.
No, LOL, those are names I heard the elders speak of. Years ago the mob ran much of the city of Springfield. I don’t think they do now. From what I hear it’s a war zone with the two big players being blacks and hispanics.
Well, ... at least they don’t have to worry about radon being trapped in the house anymore.....
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