March 17, 2011

076: Luck of the Irish

This morning, I woke up to the sound of sirens wailing as a fire truck sped down the county road; it turns out there was a fire around the corner from my dentist's office.  Then I sat down to breakfast around 9:00 and turned on the TV to find that there was a natural gas explosion and massive fire in South Minneapolis.  The Star Tribune's photo gallery from the latter is impressive; it gives a pretty good idea of how huge that fire was -- and yet, even through two explosions and heat so intense it melted cars in a nearby parking lot and the sign on the Cub Foods building, no one was seriously injured.  Crazy, crazy morning.

(In other news, happy St. Paddy's Day!)

Luck of the Irish, indeed.


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