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U.S. Fire Administration/Technical Report Series: LP-Gas Tank Explosion Kills Two Volunteer Firefighters   [open pdf - 2MB]

"On Thursday October 2, 1997, two Carthage, Illinois Fire Department volunteer firefighters died, one was seriously injured, and another was injured when a horizontal liquefied petroleum gas (LP- Gas) tank BLEVE'd (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion). The rocketing tank struck them as they prepared to advance pre-connected hoselines from their high-pressure fog pumper about eight minutes after their arrival."

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US Fire Administration Technical Report Series: Report 120; USFA-TR-120
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1997-10
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