Monday, August 5, 2013

Blue Monday - Blue Explosion!

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Today's Blue is quite unusual. We have a propane cylinder exchange company named Blue Rhino. Here's the explanation for the name: A rhino is "tough, sturdy, and looks like a tank. And the propane flame [makes] a perfect rhino horn. ... the color Blue [is] the color of a propane flame" at its peak heat. The full explanation can be found here.











You may have seen this on the news late last Monday night:
A series of explosions rocked a central Florida propane gas plant and sent "boom after boom after boom" through the neighborhood around it. Several people were injured, with at least three critically injured.  The Associated Press





Each of these 53,000 20-pound tanks exploded, making a huge fire ball. Houses shook from as far away as ten miles! Thankfully, no one was killed. The explosion was "caused either by  human error or an equipment malfunction, according to local Fire Chief Richard Keith." The story can be seen here.

Do you cook with a propane tank? Please be extra careful!


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31 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

This is so sad. We have propane at the lake but gas here at home. The gas at home always worries me more, because it is underground and connected to the house. What a shame about the explosions and I'm glad no one was hurt.

XO,
Jane

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Very terrible explosions.

I have blue this week in abundance. Turquoise. Thanks for hosting Sally. Have a good week.

Joy

Hazel Ceej said...

I stared at the body of a rhino on a safari once and what crossed my mind was that the sturdiness did look exactly like a tank.

Happy blue Monday, Sally.

Hazel

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally! We had an awesome blue sky today and beautiful warm temperatures, perfect for a barbecue lunch. So scary with explosions! Have a great week :)
Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Love that blue on the propane tank!

Blackberry Lane said...

So sad about those critically injured in this blast.

Jeannie and Linda said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally! Such a scary story about the propane! It was a blessing that no one lost their life! We should be affected by and pray for those who go through tragedies. Thanks for reminding us.

Have a beautiful week.
Jeannie and Linda at The French Hens Nest

Nick V. said...

Gas cylinders can be quite dangerous if not properly maintained or looked after. Just as well nobody was hurt.
Thanks for hosting, Sally.

Annesphamily said...

Good one Sally! Have a great Blue Monday and glad to have you here to share all these terrific blues! Have a good day! Hugs Anne

LV said...

I recall reading this article. There have been too many gas explosions all around this year. Kinda scary. Trust you are doing okay and things will be clearer.

Leovi said...

Yes, it must have been a tremendous explosion!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Sally, I always wondered where the name Blue Rhino came from! It is very popular here as there are few underground gas lines and we all use propane for our kitchens and gas fireplaces and even outdoor grills and camp stoves. Thanks for the reminder to be extra careful! It is an absolutely gorgeous summer day here in southern CT, much like those I remember fondly from childhood. I hope your day is wonderful too. Linda

MyJourneyBack said...

Gas can be scary. People sometimes aren't careful. My daddy was in a fire when a lawnmower exploded. He had a long recover. This was interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good week.
Sherry

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I was loving your post... until it came to the gas explosion!
That made it scary!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

That's awful about the explosion -- I hadn't heard about it. We do use a propane tank for our bbq grill. And on a happier note, that rhino's horn is quite fun as a flame!!

Sarah said...

What a scary situation. We used to use a propane tank, but now have the grill hooked up to a gas line. Thanks for hosting Blue Monday. Happy Day! ~ Sarah

Diann said...

What a frightening situation! I am happy to be joining the party today. I haven't been over here in awhile! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful day Sally!

Joy H said...

Wow that had to be scary. I hate to think of what happened to the person who made the error. We love cooking on our gas grill in the summer. Yum BBQ!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

HI Sally! Happy Blue Monday! I only cook with propane when i grill outside. I am always cautious when I do.

I'm glad no one was killed in those horrible tank explosions!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love it when I have something BLUE, caz I get to link to BLUE MONDAY...this great party! Hope you enjoyed your weekend. sweet lady. Wishing you a blessed week too.
FABBY

Karen said...

That's an interesting logo. I really don't like using the bbq because I am a bit fearful of the propane tank.

xinex said...

Wow! That's scary. I am glad no one was hurt...Christine

xinex said...

Wow! That's scary. I am glad there were no fatalities....Christine

My name is Riet said...

How scary that is Sally. Gas cn be very dangerous.happy blue Monday

SavannahGranny said...

This was so sad, we follow it on the news. So relieved that no one was killed but still praying for those injured. Thanks for sharing and reminding us.
Please come by and offer encouragement to a friend's son who is having surgery for lung cancer this Friday.
Blessing, Ginger

acreativeharbor.com said...

thanks for hosting this great link ~ Loved your blue rhino ~ sad to hear about explosion ~ Be Safe ~ xxooo

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I heard about it on the news,It was tragic!Happy Blue Monday!

Hannah said...

There are so many tragic incidents recently.... It does make for a "Blue" Monday but I hope it can also be Blue in a calm and peaceful sense as well. Thanks for the alert. I'm featuring a lovely quilt.

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, This was garden club day and then errands and shopping for when my cousin Pat comes for her 80th birthday tomorrow. The party is Weds. and we leave for MI on Thursday. We will be gone for 9 days. Four of these days are travel days. Sigh. A very sad trip.

Thank you for your prayers and kind words Sally. I appreciate it so much.

The gas explosion is awful. We do use propane in our RV and for heat in the cabin. We also use it for our gas fireplace. We have two large tanks but they are checked every time we need them filled. Oh, and grilling.

I'm glad you had a chuckle over my post. So did I. It was a hoot.

Happy Blue Monday.
Love, Jeanne

Huldra said...

Thank goodness nobody was killed.. :O
Informative blue monday :)

Have you closed the link up? I can`t find it..

Maria Gagliano said...

Wow..that is scary. I hadn't heard that but I worry about this every time I use my BBQ.