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Fire, Explosion at Lamination Plant Causes Evacuations of Homes, Businesses Stony Creek, Ontario, Canada
One person was taken to the hospital with second-degree burns following the initial explosion, but the injuries were not considered life-threatening.
The fire and explosion at the lamination plant caused authorities to order the evacuation of many businesses and homes in Stony Creek, and although firefighters extinguished the blaze, police said the evacuation order remained in effect as a precaution this morning (1/24/2000).
Officers were going door-to-door asking anyone living or working in the area just south of Hamilton to leave.
It wasn't known how long the evacuation order would remain in effect.
Environment Ministry officials were monitoring air quality in the area.
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-- Carl Jenkins (Somewherepress@aol.com), January 24, 2000
I'm getting just a little sick of all these explosions and fires, Carl. Seems like way way more than I ever recall in my lifetime, and I recall a heck of a lot. It's getting a bit unnerving! I don't want anything near me to burst into flames. Therefore, I appoint you Chief of Explosions and Fires...please see to it that we don't have anymore. Thank you. (Sheesh..NOW we'll see some results!)
-- kritter (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 24, 2000.
Kritter .... You forgot to give his " dixie cup full of water " ! Eagle (P.S. I now pronounce you ASSistant fire chief !)
-- Hal Walker (email@example.com), January 24, 2000.
I know what you mean. ASSuming (in honor of Hal Walker, there) that *none* of these explosions, fires, and leaks are Y2K-related, then the year 2000 is shaping up to be remembered as the year our aging Infrastructure took a crap.
-- (RUOK@yesiam.com), January 25, 2000.