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Krypton
03-05-2005, 08:21 AM
I was out looking for glasses and we had just parked in the parking lot and were walking into the mall when we heard this explosion and the ground began to shake, I turned around and there was this explosion at the Pet-Co across the street. There was a fire and a few helicopters were coming into take away the injured quickly. I found out later that the gas pipe had ruptured and blew up. A lot of animals died and 5 workers were in critical condition when they took them out. It was a pretty spectacular sight except for the people and animals dieing

knicks125
03-05-2005, 08:43 AM
glad you are okay...it's all over the local news...it's tragic, to say the least<p>stupid guy (the person who ruptured the gas pipe) should go to jail for his stupidity

Naga Royal Guard
03-05-2005, 12:13 PM
i got my mice at petco :'(

Andre
03-05-2005, 12:43 PM
We named our ballpark after petco <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>In all seriousness I'm glad you are alright, and you weren't in the petco at the time of the explosion. It sounds like they ruptured the line with enough to warn people that there was a risk of explosion, so this could have been a lot wose than it was. It sounds like a lot of animals were rescued, and even more are still alive and being rescued.

Naga Royal Guard
03-05-2005, 12:44 PM
i hope the mice survived :'(

pcread
03-05-2005, 01:07 PM
My mom was doing the shopping in the store opposite this explosion. No, she wasn't buying mice or any other pet-related items.<p><A HREF="http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-158.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-158.htm</A><p>This was the firework storage that blew up in Enschede, Holland in 2000 and nearly took out the Grolsch brewery. My dad saw the smoke from the upstairs window and was only worried if we had enough beer. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/drink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>My mom survived, but her pushbike and the shop are were totalled.

Andre
03-05-2005, 01:10 PM
Naga:<p><A HREF="http://orig.app.com/webextraspg/030405petco/pages/ANIMALS0304A.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://orig.app.com/webextrasp...A.htm</A><p>Damn PCRead, that's a close one

Krypton
03-05-2005, 02:07 PM
Yea Pcread that was close, i was across the street at the mounmouth mall. I went to order my glasses today and from the front only the windows are shattered but the back is where the action happened, the roof collapsed. The guy who hit the line is pretty stupid

Naga Royal Guard
03-05-2005, 02:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Andre</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Naga:<p><A HREF="http://orig.app.com/webextraspg/030405petco/pages/ANIMALS0304A.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://orig.app.com/webextrasp...A.htm</A><p>Damn PCRead, that's a close one</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>thinking about the aquariums now, that must have gotten messy <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0">

syclone
03-05-2005, 04:13 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">thinking about the aquariums now, that must have gotten messy <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah :(

Andre
03-05-2005, 06:06 PM
I also read that "buckets" of fish were taken to other stores