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Old 12-04-2011, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Within the last hour, the Chevron gas station blew up in Cantwell. No word if anyone was hurt yet or other details.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Well holy crap!
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Several people were burned. Totally engulfed according to KTUU.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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I'm willing to bet; it was an ignition of fumes. I have no idea of any of the circumstances here yet. But explosion proof electrical installations are extremely expensive; difficult and time consuming to maintain properly. I'm willing to bet; someone did some repair work and didin't have everything intrisincly sealed properly.

The words explosion proof wiring: meaning - it will not CAUSE an explosion.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Several people were burned. Totally engulfed according to KTUU.

I know Everyone working there, that is going to suck!
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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Yup. it doesn't sound good. I had expected for years to hear this about the gas station in point hope. The only thing that kept that place from blowing up was the wind.

Keep us updated on what's happening.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:15 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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The convenience store at the Chevron gas station in Cantwell caught fire on Sunday night and was fully engulfed in flames as fire crews battled the blaze in high winds.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Store at Chevron gas station in Cantwell ablaze injuries reported (http://newsminer.com/view/full_story/16651440/article-Store-at-Chevron-gas-station-in-Cantwell-ablaze--injuries-reported?instance=home_news_window_left_top_2#ixzz 1fdO2hlay - broken link)
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Why does Point Hope come up in every thread?

I don't think I've ever gassed up at the other station, always stopped in at the Chevron.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Palmer
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This is bad. I don't know the people but I do know a lot of people who do know them.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:45 AM
 
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The Chevron is the one on the right heading towards Denali right? And the Tesoro is the older, smaller station on the left nearer the post office?
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