Storage tanks containing a million gallons of petrol exploded early yesterday (April 6) at the refinery at Doraville, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.
AERIAL VIEW Plume of black smoke.
AERIAL SHOT, ZOOM IN TO SV tanks engulfed in flames.
AERIAL VIEW Water jets cooling next tank.
SV Burning frame of tank.
GV Storage tank burning, hoses being played.
MV Firemen directing jet from hose.
LV Jets cooling next tank.
SCU Injured fireman carried on stretcher.
MS Fire chief directing other fireman.
MS Firemen directing jets.
LV Fire engine with foam gun.
Initials VS/21.35 VS/21.42
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Background: Storage tanks containing a million gallons of petrol exploded early yesterday (April 6) at the refinery at Doraville, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.
Two workman at the refinery were killed, and four people in nearby houses were injured, three of them critically. There hundred homes were evacuated and the blast was felt up to ten miles away.
Earth dikes were built to contain the blaze and protect firemen from the intense heat. The authorities say it will be several days before the fire is out, and the people who were evacuated can go back to their homes. The damage to the refinery is put at about four million dollars.
SYNOPSIS: A giant petrol tank goes up in smoke at a refinery at Atlanta, Georgia. Several hundred firemen were called to fight the blaze, and try to stop it spreading to the other tanks on the site.
Two workman at the refinery were killed; one was trying to run from the flames when they caught up with him.
Several firemen were injured or overcome by smoke and heat. None of them was badly hurt, but three people living nearby were critically injured.
It may be several days before the fire is out, and people evacuated from their houses nearby can go home.