Fireball Erupts over City!

Fireball over Adelaide - A fireball erupted over Adelaide today, as a piant factory exploded.
@jennybianca (12918)
Australia
April 16, 2007 3:49am CST
This afternoon I was driving my daughter home from a horse riding workshop. As we were in the hils I had a good view of the city. All of a sudden I saw this maasive pall of smoke. It was huge, & very black. I turned on the news when I got home & later dioscovered that it as a paint factory on fire. Apparently static electricy ignited paint fumes & the whole place just blew. They had to evacuate nearby streets, & the main road was chaos. At one opint it exploded, and a ball of flame went sky high. Only one worker was injured with minor burns. See the full atricle here: http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/SEe the photo attached to view the fireball.
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@Calais (10905)
• Australia
16 Apr 07
WoW !!! How scarey that must have been for you, not knowing what it was and then finding out it was paint factory. Im glad that there was only one injury, because of the sounds of it , it could have been worse.
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• United States
16 Apr 07
yikes! glad you're ok :) it's amazing the damage static can cause. some people think the hindenburg accident may have been similar.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
16 Apr 07
Wow, that would be scary!! I'm glad there were no major injuries. That is hard to believe. That is a rare sight.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
16 Apr 07
I would have thought it was a bomb, and I would have been afraid to drive into the city until I knew what it was. It could have been something toxic. Good thing it wasn't that bad.
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16 Apr 07
Thank goodness you and your daughter were out of the danger at the time, that must have been really scary for anyone close to it. glad you're ok hun
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@Modestah (11195)
• United States
16 Apr 07
Wow! I could not begin to imagine what must have gone through your mind when you saw that! I am so glad that you were away from town and any danger when it occurred.
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2 May 07
Thank you for the best response