Missing Mile's Independent Voice

Quick Stop’s got that ‘Boom Boom Pow’

In Local News on September 17, 2009 at 11:20 pm
Photo Submitted by Asuna Kaligawa. Missing Mile's Quick Stop Gas and Grocery was completely obscured by flames when MMFD and DTIFD engines arrived on the scene.

Photo Submitted by Asuna Kaligawa. Missing Mile's Quick Stop Gas and Grocery was completely obscured by flames when MMFD and DTIFD engines arrived on the scene.

Missing Mile’s Quick Stop Gas and Grocery went up in smoke after a welding accident caused an explosion seen from the farthest corners of the county.

At approximately 5:50 PM on September 15th, MMPD Sergeant Asuna Kaligawa reportedly heard the explosion which she classifed as “accidental”.

Forces from the MMFD as well as DTI Fire Department arrived on the scene and were able to extinguish the flames within a 30 minute time frame.

“Training and teamwork,” are the reasons cited by DTIFD Batallion 25 Fire Chief Alana Sempai for their impressive speed. “And kudos to the boys and gals in MMFD,” she added.

Though accidental, worker negligence has been cited as a more specific cause of the explosion.

“Someone was not paying attention to his surroundings and some oil caught on fire.  This led to the pumps, which eventually set the [gas] tanks on fire.” explained Chief Sempai.

Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured in the incident, however the site still remains a safety risk and one should exercise due caution near the surrounding area.

“The stucture itself seemed intact. I would say keep out of it though in fear of something disastrous happening.”  When asked to clarify which structure she was referring to, Chief Sempai stated, “What’s left of the gas station.”

As with most things, simple advice is the easiest to follow and Chief Sempai imparted this in closing, “Simply be wary of your suroundings.”

No estimate has been given as to when the gas station will re-open for business.

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  1. Hmm it seems that theres a fire every day in MM

  2. They definitely seem to be getting more frequent. Though with extinguish times of 30 minutes for a fire of this calibre, it makes me worry a bit less about burning my shack down someday. haha

  3. Well yeah and be glad there are two FD’s that are able to put the blazes out

  4. Indeed. Many thanks to the generous folks at DTI Fire Department, namely, Chief Alana Sempai.

  5. namely she’s the ONLY DTIFD member…..

  6. not lol…alana is flustered and will go postal soon!

  7. >.>

    Those words may come to haunt her! Alana, just say no to going postal.

    Hopefully MMFD/MMH can recruit some reinforcements soon.

  8. POSTAL TIME!!! ~goes tot he post office to mail a letter~ there went postal 😛

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