O./T - BIRCH VALE EXPLOSION!!!!

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  1. Scotsmist

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    Oh dear,,,,,a factory in my village has blown up about 2 hours ago. I was making dinner and I thought we had an earth quake the shake was that bad...never seen so many fire engines, rapid response teams and ambulances in my life!!! I fear there are many people hurt :-(

    It must be bad as it is on Sky News!

    So sad!
     
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    Oh lets hope the injuries are very minimal Iris. Hope you wont be affected by any smoke or debris too.

    I will have a look at sky news now.
     
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    Just had a look at sky.com now, but cant find anything on it.
     
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    Hi Mary
    It is on the banner at the bottom!!! They did say they would update as and when they had anything more...ambulances still coming through.....and they are not the usual ones either...specialist ambulances.

    The air is thick and it smells.....road is blocked off and no one can get passed.

    I worked there many years ago as well..the facory is no more! It is totally devastated...oh, so sad Mary....

    Not much happens here but would rather it was good rather than bad!
     
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    What did the factory make?
     
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    Membrane and coatings for the Highways mainly; like anti skid/traffic calming, etc....

    The company is big, but the factory near me was mainly the manufacturing which housed a lot of drums of chemicals!
     
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    Shine a light!! That's not good news :( (I'm only just over the hill....) Fingers crossed it's not as bad as you fear!

    xx
     
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    I hope so too...not much on the news at all, other than pubs/houses have been evacuated....hopefully with it being Friday there is no one working..I just dont know.
     
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    oh god thats terrible, hope the injuries are minimal!
     
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    Hi,
    thinking of you over there, hope all is well with the village and that nobody was hurt in that explosion. Take care
    Doirin
     
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    Still not seen nothing of it, but I dont have sky news on TV here in work, only internet.

    Praying there are no injuries.
     
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    Well, all the news seems to point to no casualties, etc...thankfully...hope to find something out today when we have a wander up the village.

    The air is a bit thick today.....
     
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    Hoping the news is as good as it can be Iris xx
     
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    Yes, hoping its all good news Iris.
     
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    Hi Folks

    Looks as though no casualties; what was said is that the cleaners had a lucky escape!! Still no news as it seems the Police wouldnt allow any one to go near the fire on the night.

    We drove along the other day to have a look, but not much to see, as the factory is at the back, although there was a lot of signs to say broken glass! It is on the back of the Sett Valley trail which is used by walkers and cyclists, so not sure whether they have closed that off due to glass.

    My friend phoned yesterday to say that their friends had to stay at their house on Friday as the Police wouldnt allow them to go back to their house.

    But, all in all, seems ok, but I doubt very much that the people of our village will allow them to set up again!!!! That is just my personal opinion but from speaking to some people at the Health Club last night, they said the same
     
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