Across the Duwamish: Plant ‘explosion,’ no one hurt

In case you saw/heard this from east-facing West Seattle, or South Park and vicinity: Seattle Fire had a big response to Airgas (near East Marginal/14th South) earlier this afternoon; it was at first an explosion call, then reduced to “hazmat,” and no one was hurt. We have the story on our partner site The South Park News.

5 Replies to "Across the Duwamish: Plant 'explosion,' no one hurt"

  • trickycoolj May 7, 2012 (3:28 pm)

    Oh crud, I park next to that place. Hope things are cleaned up in the next hour before I head home. Last place I want to be stuck on a nice day is work.

    • WSB May 7, 2012 (3:34 pm)

      Tricky – I believe I just heard scanner traffic saying they were clearing the hazmat aspect of it … so I think it’s a safe bet you’ll be OK … they were starting to clear units out a few minutes ago (I haven’t updated the South Park item just yet) .. TR

  • Aman May 7, 2012 (4:02 pm)

    Do you know what type (IF any) of “hazmat” (Hazardous Material) was involved?

    • WSB May 7, 2012 (4:03 pm)

      The plant makes acetylene. If that’s not mentioned here, sorry, it’s in the TSPN story. No leak was detected, per SFD, but they had to check to be sure. – TR

  • gypsyhippie May 7, 2012 (9:42 pm)

    Quite alarming. My cheif concern, is that of this having zero to “an extremely small fraction” of environmental harm.

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