Monday, June 09, 2008

Citizen journalism at its finest

18:27: Fire in a divers' centre 300 metres from our house. Small explosions from oxygen tanks. 2000 litres of airplane fuel stored in hydroplane harbour close by. Pray for us.

18:45: It's started raining.

18:53: It's stopped raining again.

19:00: There are still sirens. We're being told by police to close our windows, smoke may be toxic. So obviously I've sent Sara out to reconnoitre.

19:09: The fire has leapt to the mountainside about a kilometer away, starting a small brush fire.

19:19: It's started raining for real. Thank Frøya for the Lüleå weather.

20:48: They're still working, but it's under control. The firefighters look tired. Helicopters spraying water on the mountainside. They said on the news that they're bringing in sharpshooters to detonate left over oxygen tanks. It's still raining. We're eating chocolate.

Thank you, Lüleå fire brigade.


Blogger anne said...

Thanks to our foreign bureau for the excellent first-hand account of excitement in the neighborhood. Nice photo footage!

3:50 am  
Blogger Mikkel said...

Thank you.

They say there'll be a small risk of explosion for at least 2 days more, but the airplane fuel tank was buried in sand, apparently, so that's not a problem. Phew.

four kids, who were seen hanging around the buildings, are being held for questions by the police.

7:34 am  
Blogger Mikkel said...

Also: I'm disappointed that CNN did not cover this.

10:09 am  
Blogger Mikkel said...

And furthermore: Check out this creepy panorama shot.

(Hint: look down at your feet)

11:27 am  
Anonymous børvis said...

*almost* like JERNLAND

5:33 pm  
Blogger Mikkel said...

Ha ha, I was thinking the same thing. But unlike us, these idiots got caught.

5:53 pm  
Anonymous børvis said...

hehe they did and will BURN for it

though they did upscale a noch

7:28 pm  
Blogger Mikkel said...

Just a notch.

7:34 pm  
Blogger Lasse said...

It must undoubtably be an act of terror!

11:19 am  
Blogger Lasse said...

Hey that´s a pretty cool panorama at BT - as well

11:25 am  

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