#1 By: Cory Doctorow, August 9th, 2013 20:45
#2 By: Tennessee Waltz, August 9th, 2013 20:59
Rocket science at its fundamental stage.
#3 By: David Forbes, August 9th, 2013 21:02
This one is pretty good for a propane vehicle fire. There are also acetylene fires, for example the classic Dallas gas plant fire, where the tank explosions are so big that the camera zooms out halfway through to capture the full extent.
#4 By: Jardine, August 9th, 2013 21:18
This can't be Russia. If it was Russia, there'd be people constantly driving right next to it giving zero fucks.
#5 By: Boundegar, August 9th, 2013 21:21
#6 By: Tim Quinn, August 9th, 2013 21:23
That was deeply satisfying to my inner ten year old boy. This is why you run for blocks to watch a house burn. Just because something like this might happen. I can feel him skipping around in my head.
#7 By: Tim Quinn, August 9th, 2013 21:24
Move on folks, nothing to see here.
#8 By: Mark Dow, August 9th, 2013 21:34
#9 By: Manny, August 9th, 2013 23:09
There has got to be a Mythbusters episode in that somehow.
#10 By: Bodhipaksa, August 9th, 2013 23:44
I'd love to see the dashcam view of the crash that set that off...
#11 By: jake0748, August 9th, 2013 23:52
Gee! Great! Anybody killed?
#12 By: t3kna, August 10th, 2013 00:09
I was begging for one more at the end, after the police officer showed up, when you knew all those guys were thinking "dude, do you really want to get that close", and ... YES!!! Holy flying propane canister, Batman!
Careful, Hollywood, Russia has a new export and it costs less than yours does.
#13 By: Preston, August 10th, 2013 00:29
A good bit you might have missed is at 3:22 where an airborne cylinder gets a stable upright position and slowly wobbles up and out of the top right corner of the frame.
I can only guess that it was spinning very rapidly and gaining some sort of gyroscopic stabilization.
#14 By: Preston, August 10th, 2013 00:32
That Texas fire was the one that sent cylinders arcing hundreds of feet into the air and onto the highway?
And kids, don't mess with acetylene! A static electric spark from your finger will go right right through that balloon of gas and ignite it and you'll end up with a permanent speech impediment.
#15 By: Boundegar, August 10th, 2013 00:41
I love how the car alarms just keep going. Hey! Hey! Got a situation here! Hey!
#16 By: digittante, August 10th, 2013 01:08
When the poppins' done, the popcorn's ready!
#17 By: John Harland, August 10th, 2013 01:09
I'd never seen fire amongst propane tanks in real life, so my main thought about this was "Holy crap, that thing from video games where a propane tank gets propelled around by a jet of flame really happens!?"
#18 By: unshaved2013, August 10th, 2013 02:26
Moronically brought to you by some guys stopping in the leftmost line of an highway.
#19 By: Brian McCooley, August 10th, 2013 04:50
#21 By: cbuchner1, August 10th, 2013 04:57
I think the load wasn't secured well enough. The cylinders started falling immediately after the collision.
The truck also seemed to be speeding right before the accident. Otherwise he could have avoided the collision.
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