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(KTLA Los Angeles)   230 firefighters on scene, 10 firefighters injured, multiple buildings on fire after explosion in downtown L.A   (ktla.com) divider line
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2020-05-16 11:23:25 PM  
Oh my f*ck.
 
2020-05-16 11:23:33 PM  
Perhaps with the quarantine they needed a local supply for meth.
 
2020-05-16 11:24:19 PM  
Ok who bumped up the difficulty on Earth? Can we lower it back down to Don't Hurt Us?
 
2020-05-16 11:24:38 PM  
Later tonight...
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2020-05-16 11:24:42 PM  
Well... This will definitely help...
 
2020-05-16 11:25:05 PM  
How many Richard Pryors is that?
 
2020-05-16 11:25:25 PM  
This is the darkest timeline.

This was a piece of cake:

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2020-05-16 11:25:40 PM  
Sanctuary protected weed lab no doubt
 
2020-05-16 11:25:59 PM  

DrowningLessons: Ok who bumped up the difficulty on Earth? Can we lower it back down to Don't Hurt Us?


Sorry, my dude. Some broham set the difficulty to Hurt Me Plenty during an Alpha Chi/Theta Mu mixer because was too farking sweet, bro!
 
2020-05-16 11:26:16 PM  
Sure, why not. Bring it on 2020.
 
2020-05-16 11:27:24 PM  
Whoops.
 
2020-05-16 11:27:59 PM  
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2020-05-16 11:28:45 PM  
I wish we could catch a break. Just one bright. Right now I'd be happy with that.
 
2020-05-16 11:28:46 PM  
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2020-05-16 11:28:57 PM  
Whoever's in charge is really enjoying the natural disaster button this year
 
2020-05-16 11:30:04 PM  
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2020-05-16 11:30:38 PM  
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2020-05-16 11:31:26 PM  
Alright, who had Los Angeles explosion for May?
 
2020-05-16 11:32:55 PM  
Youth gone wild. Give 'em 18 to life!
 
2020-05-16 11:35:55 PM  
Let me check......

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Oh yeah. Could be a spaceship crash.
 
2020-05-16 11:35:57 PM  
For insurance reasons?

No, not in my in
L.A.!

Get ready for a lot more of this garbage.
 
2020-05-16 11:36:12 PM  
So that whole block is storefronts that sell wholesale butane for making cannabis extracts. One of the shops burned a couple years ago and the lafd did Jack shiat. This isn't the last time it will happen. There are thousands of butane canisters in that area.
 
2020-05-16 11:37:26 PM  

AbuHashish: Sanctuary protected weed lab no doubt


Reporter mentioned it being butane at a vape store, so yup of weed lab, sounds like they were making shatter.
 
2020-05-16 11:38:42 PM  

robodog: AbuHashish: Sanctuary protected weed lab no doubt

Reporter mentioned it being butane at a vape store, so yup of weed lab, sounds like they were making shatter.


Likely they won't be making it again.
 
2020-05-16 11:39:51 PM  
Department spokesman Nicholas Prange

Sounds like Bally Jerry pranged his kite in the how's-your-father.
 
2020-05-16 11:39:55 PM  
Just brush it off, it's just the fire flu
 
2020-05-16 11:41:38 PM  
So much for the cleaner air down there.
 
2020-05-16 11:42:10 PM  
I'm actually quite shocked that more restaurants haven't had "accidental" fires.
 
2020-05-16 11:42:30 PM  
Bad Religion - Los Angeles Is Burning
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2020-05-16 11:44:21 PM  

notgonnatellu: Youth gone wild. Give 'em 18 to life!


You got it!
 
2020-05-16 11:44:42 PM  
I sure hope those firefighters remember to practice social distancing.
 
2020-05-16 11:45:14 PM  
if not a methlab or something stored on property, my money's on either the building substation transformer or switchgear blew.

those buildings in LA have 40kV running directly into them

friend told me he had to respond to a call where this scumbag homeless dreg broke into the utility sub room and tried to steal said energized 40kV copper bus.  apparently, his shoes burst into flames and melted to his feet.  and was frozen stiff into that stereotype cartoon mummy position.

just for levity, I'd imagine his last words to be something like judge doom from "who framed Rodger rabbit"
whoahwhoahwhwhoooooaa I'm melting
 
2020-05-16 11:45:25 PM  
Mad Max finally got his tanker full of N-95 masks through the California wasteland close to the nearest hospital in LA, however, the Raiders weren't going to let him have the last laugh, rigging 2 building full of dynamite to collapse onto the truck, as consolation for failing to loot the N95 masks to sell back to the hospitals for a nice profit.

The ensuing fire was of no concern for the Raiders who neither lived there not had any reason to care for the local population.

And so the bandits made way to siege the local medical manufacturering plant in California.
 
2020-05-16 11:45:49 PM  

robodog: AbuHashish: Sanctuary protected weed lab no doubt

Reporter mentioned it being butane at a vape store, so yup of weed lab, sounds like they were making shatter.


Yes, likely large scale manufacture of honey oil (or other substances that use butane in the manufacture) to have that large a blast.  It sounds like right now there are no fatalities, but significant burn and blunt force trauma from the blast according to the public information officer may result in some worse news later tonight.
 
2020-05-16 11:48:02 PM  
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2020-05-16 11:48:31 PM  

arcgear: if not a methlab or something stored on property, my money's on either the building substation transformer or switchgear blew.

those buildings in LA have 40kV running directly into them

friend told me he had to respond to a call where this scumbag homeless dreg broke into the utility sub room and tried to steal said energized 40kV copper bus.  apparently, his shoes burst into flames and melted to his feet.  and was frozen stiff into that stereotype cartoon mummy position.

just for levity, I'd imagine his last words to be something like judge doom from "who framed Rodger rabbit"
whoahwhoahwhwhoooooaa I'm melting


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2020-05-16 11:49:33 PM  

AbuHashish: Sanctuary protected weed lab no doubt


Weed lab?  LOL.  That's hysterical.

The devil's lettuce combusted because satan took the wheel.

DRTL, but wasn't this a vape store?  I'll put a $100 chip bet on the explosion being caused by a whole box load of vape batteries exploding.   Fire being caused by the batteries also.


OR..as our noted scholar here thinks..the illigulls!
 
2020-05-16 11:53:32 PM  

Corona Cure: AbuHashish: Sanctuary protected weed lab no doubt

Weed lab?  LOL.  That's hysterical.

The devil's lettuce combusted because satan took the wheel.

DRTL, but wasn't this a vape store?  I'll put a $100 chip bet on the explosion being caused by a whole box load of vape batteries exploding.   Fire being caused by the batteries also.


OR..as our noted scholar here thinks..the illigulls!


Butane, used to make 'shatter', a marijuana extract. Someone up-thread mentioned the area has multiple shops and this isn't the first fire resulting from them.
 
2020-05-16 11:54:18 PM  
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2020-05-16 11:58:59 PM  

Corona Cure: AbuHashish: Sanctuary protected weed lab no doubt

Weed lab?  LOL.  That's hysterical.

The devil's lettuce combusted because satan took the wheel.

DRTL, but wasn't this a vape store?  I'll put a $100 chip bet on the explosion being caused by a whole box load of vape batteries exploding.   Fire being caused by the batteries also.


OR..as our noted scholar here thinks..the illigulls!


I'll take that action. No way it was a box of 18650s causing a "massive explosion". Especially when everyone and their mother is saying it was butane.
 
2020-05-16 11:59:38 PM  
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I blame the pigeon circled in yellow. He looks suspicious to me.
 
2020-05-16 11:59:51 PM  
Here's pic from 2016 when this same thing happened:
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2020-05-17 12:00:05 AM  

Gubbo: Whoever's in charge is really enjoying the natural disaster button this year


That chucklefark
 
2020-05-17 12:02:59 AM  
Also escondite on Boyd street was a pretty good bar
 
2020-05-17 12:03:17 AM  
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I blame the pigeon circled in yellow. He looks suspicious to me.


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2020-05-17 12:07:24 AM  
Has anyone estimated the dollar amount of improvements this made?
 
2020-05-17 12:08:08 AM  
PG&E "That ain't us this time"

/"we hope"
 
2020-05-17 12:11:28 AM  
I think someone opened Pandora's box.

/is she hot?
//I'd prolly still tap it
///loves me some crazy woman
 
2020-05-17 12:13:50 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: Has anyone estimated the dollar amount of improvements this made?


It cleared the homeless off the sidewalk.
 
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