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NORTH SIDE BLAST
LONG OF FIRE
On Fort WcZh' s Northside, flames
than 100-feet in theair following the expleion
of of a 12Oinch gas pipeline.
The pipe, four
feet underground, exploded shortly after 10 o'clock
Neighborhood sleepers were shaken
from their beds in the area.
an atomic bomb had exploded.
One woman thought
Heat from the fire
so intense that telephone poles more than
200-feet awayt, The flames illuminated
the Fort Worth sky for more than an hour and the
area near the fire was as bright as daylight.
Spectators had to stay at least 150-yeards
from the blaze or risk getting burned.
engines from 3-Fort Worth companies answered the
call. One fireman...Vilotti Novak...was overcome
The ex :losion blasted a crater 10-feet
across and four feet deep at the scene. The
gas pipeline was a large industrial line furnishing
gas to several plants in the area.
In spite of
Here’s what’s next.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: North side blast], item, March 10, 1953; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc705572/m1/1/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.