Skip to comments.Firefighters battle flames at oil refinery in Memphis, 1 critically injured
Posted on 04/30/2010 5:02:03 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
MEMPHIS, Tenn. A fire erupted at a downtown Memphis oil refinery, burning one person and sending a thick plume of smoke over the city.
Wayne Cook, a spokesman for the Memphis Fire Department, said a 29-year-old male was taken in critical condition Thursday to the Regional Medical Center with burns over 45 percent of his body.
Cook said the fire was fueled by a gasoline or diesel fuel originating from a pipeline at the refinery. The fire was reported under control by Thursday afternoon.
Cook said two other people were treated at the scene and released.
News helicopter footage from WMC-TV in Memphis showed a large flame erupting from part of the refinery being doused with several streams of water.
Timing very suspicious indeed. Coordinated attacks from the top echelons?
would not pass anything that happens with this group of clowns in this administration
my bet would be on his own far left base, perhaps allied with some of Hugo or dinnerjacket’s friends
hardly anything yet on major news sites
Something VERY strange is going on here folks.
2 mine disasters
rig explodes in Gulf
now a refinery
all within a month?
and yesterday- swat teams to all oil rigs, and Homeland Security to look into cause of the oil rig “incident”-
notice president’s language yesterday as opposed to his rhetoric blaming big mine owners and lax republican safety laws after the mine disaster
let’s hope if this is a coordinated attack on our energy infrastructure, “they” lay off the electric grid, Alaska pipeline, the gasoline storage and refineries, and the nuke plants
Here we go with another one, folks. Looks more and more like sabotage to me.
There are no coincidences with the Obama administration.
Yes. And a marxist regime in office that believes in never letting a “crisis” go to waste.
I understand the Homeland security being involved because the Coast Guard falls under their control. But SWAT teams?
I thought they were busy watching out for rogue grannies at tea party rallies.
Hmmm...those were my first thoughts too. Plus I heard there was a mine accident yesterday trapping a guy.
All carbon heavy footprints.
Anyone else notice a trend?
April - Firefighters battle flames at oil refinery in Memphis, 1 critically injured - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2503735/posts
April - Deep Rig Fires Up, Explodes, Sinks - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2498776/posts
April - 25 killed in West Virginia mine blast - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2487460/posts
April - 5 die in Anacortes, Wash. refinery blast, fire - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2485880/posts
Feb- Several killed in Connecticut power plant blast - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2446472/posts
And the statistical probabilities of these events occurring so closely together is......?
just a matter of time before someone in the oil industry “leaks” a real story about what happened and what is going on, on radio this morning they said oit would take up to 90 days to cap this gusher, the entire Gulf could be pretty bad by then
Interesting it was “British Petroleum” rig, if this was deliberate, someone got a two-fer
Well I looked up refinery explosions, before this year, there were 10 incidents in 29 years.
There have been 3 in April this year. Seems significant to me.
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