Propane exercise turns explosive

August 2006
LP/Gas;Aug2006, Vol. 66 Issue 8, p42
Trade Publication
The article reports on the investigation of the cause of a July 14, 2006 propane explosion at a fire academy in Bergen County, New Jersey. According to investigators, a pilot light in training room failed to ignite the propane gas used to simulate fire. There was enough propane in the room to cause the explosion when the pilot light finally did light.


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