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Thread: Does anyone know anything about the fire?

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    Does anyone know anything about the fire?

    Yesterday we saw a huge fire while we were waiting for the bus at Kong Hings. The fire was somewhere behind Palmero Rum. There were numerous explosions shooting flames at least 50 feet high. It billowed black, black smoke. We heard the fire trucks come. Has anyone heard what this was?
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    There was also no mention of it this morning in The Morning News paper. The TV reports yesterday were not in English.
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    http://www.awe24.com/20120319/10202/...tad_na_candela

    was it a bank?

    lots of photos, but i do not speak or read papiameto

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    There was a sign for Antraco wholesale and warehouse...
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    I read this morning it was a laundry place ???
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    I heard something about barrels of oil. I don't know, but we heard several explosions. The flames were very intense. I took some pictures but all I got was just alot of black smoke. I could never time it right to get the flames. They went really high though. I hope no one was hurt!!
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    I was in the area around 1 30 and it smelled like burnt rubber.
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    [B]i got a reply from a friend who works nearby and this is what she told me......


    HI Andrea- quick update on the fire...it started at Witec, which is a company that sells chemicals and bug spray. It quickly spread and wiped out that building and Antraco's main office. Driver of a fork lift in a coma, medical status critical.
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    Thanks for the update, Andrea. Will keep the forklift operator in my prayers!
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    If you go on Aruba Herald.com there are pictures & a short article about what happened


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