With the power of the internet, we can now collate stories. It’s a double edged sword: our controllers can scare us with stories from anywhere in the world, and we can now look for patterns and see if we can see patterns to deconstruct the worldwide templates for similar media events.
Therefore, I am introducing an exploding houses category.
OMAHA, Nebraska — One person died and at least two others were injured when an explosion leveled a house in Omaha.Fire crews responded to a report of a house explosion in Benson, Nebraska on Monday afternoon, CBS affiliate KMTV reported.The explosion occurred around 12:20 p.m.Fire Battalion Chief Tim McCaw says paramedics took two women to an Omaha hospital, and fire officials say one later died. A 14-year-old boy was seriously hurt and taken to the hospital privately.
They are usually blamed on gas leaks. Natural gas and propane are both heavily scented with mercaptan, so even the smallest leak is detected by anyone with a nose. A big leak would smell unbearable. Most people would leave quickly, before any spark could light it up.
Rotten eggs: a bad smell for a good reason. Natural gas and piped propane smell like rotten eggs or sulphur. Natural gas is actually odourless, but we add trace amounts of a chemical called mercaptan, which has a distinctive rotten egg or sulphur-like odour. https://www.fortisbc.com/NaturalGas/GasSafety/Pages/Gas-leaks.aspx
So are these insurance fires? We all know demolition is much cheaper than piece by piece disassembly – to wit, the WTC. It’s exponentially faster too.