blast in indianapolis

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by soundguy, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    2 homes vaporized and as many as 80 damaged.. up to 36 may be condemed?

    any ideas on what did it/

    just caught the ap ticker.

    they ruled out bomb / meth lab already.. ?

    2 dead so far?
  2. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I went to a church just a couple miles from there this morning (though an hour plus drive for me). Preacher's house was actually just 2 blocks down, and his garage door was damaged by the blast.

    My guess? Natural gas. Really just a guess, though.



    Jan 29, 2012
    A lot of tanerite? ha ha
  4. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    Same as Josh, just a guess, but it has all the ear marks of a natural gas leak/explosion.
  5. MSGT-R

    MSGT-R Active Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Same thing happened in northern CA, and the insuing fire destroyed an entire neighborhood. Not just a home leak, a pipeline is my guess. But then again, California homes don't have basements (earthquake country).
  6. firefighter1635

    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    FEMA Region V
    I'd have to guess gas leak. For it to be a meth lab that'd have to be one helluva lab set up :eek:.
  7. Albtraum

    Albtraum Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    A gas leak would cause this?

  8. jbrescue

    jbrescue New Member

    Mar 8, 2012
    N. Ridgeville, Ohio
    Yes it would. I have been on an explosion like this in the past. It is amazing what a major pocket of gas in a house that is touched off by a pilot like can do.
  9. firefighter1635

    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    FEMA Region V
  10. Dog Soldier

    Dog Soldier Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    The Great Desert
    A gas leak caused that by accident. The owner of the house had tried for some time to sell it. He was gone and the wife and daughter had decided to stay in a hotel that night.:rolleyes:
  11. MSGT-R

    MSGT-R Active Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    With a picture like that, it won't take the investigators long to find the source..
  12. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central Florida
    First time I heard this. If it's true I would bet the farm a loosened gas fitting would fill a closed-up house with enough fumes to easily do this much damage. At the point at which a small spark from a relay, a start/run switch on a furnace motor, a fridg. start-relay, coffee pot, even an iron thermostat, ignites the fumes and there goes the neighborhood. Very few other things could cause this much damage.
  13. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    It could well have been a gas leak. We've had a couple of those over here. The damage looked to be onthe same scale.
  14. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    man that's alotta colat. damage!
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