|Ian S C||06/06/2019 12:24:02|
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I remember a fire in a wharf shed on the Otago harbour back in the 1950s, the shed was packed with gas cylinders, many of them acetylene. We lived on the other side of the harbour, and had a good view, and as it was dark you couldsee the exploding gas bottles shooting up and then landing in the water, then came the BOOM, and the windows rattled, we must have been 2 or 3 miles away (pre decimal times), the number 70 comes to mind about the number of acetylene cylinders that exploded.
Best fireworks display ever is what us kids thought.
Ian S C
Edited By Ian S C on 06/06/2019 12:25:20
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