File under: I hope the gas isn't toxic

Round two. We can feel the explosions in our building.

Several explosions and a large fire rocked an industrial area near downtown Dallas Wednesday morning.

The business, Southwest Industrial Gases, Inc., is believed to be a welding supply company. It went up in flames at about 9:30 a.m.

Several tanks of material believed to be fuel could be seen exploding and throwing large pieces of shrapnel throughout the area.

The scene was located near the I-30 and I-35 interchange, and both highways were shut down in the area.

Police were evacuating within a half-mile radius of the blasts.

There was no word on any injuries as of 10:00 a.m.

UPDATE: We're being evacuated now. They can't determine the toxicity of the air and the radius is now being extended to one mile, which includes my office.

UPDATE 07.26.07: All is well. The roads and our office is back open. Bummer.


Anonymous said...

Goodness! Such excitement on a Wednesday morning. Hope you're safe and sound.
And it was updated: two serious injuries.

Heather said...

Crazy stuff, Batman. Stay safe in the batcave!

Unknown said...

Sara, I pray for your safety and those around you today. What an interesting week you have had already!

Diane Mandy said...

Wow! I saw this on MSN at lunch today. Please post soon and let us know how you are fairing.

Woodrow said...

I took off early today too. You had a better excuse, though.

Buzz said...

Glad you're safe...