~By Wendy Zangari
A friend of ours, John Oglesby (Mofo Jones), sees this on his way home from work today. This is his genuine video of the fire. This is a plastics plant that is now allowing the fire to resolve itself and burn out. Meanwhile all of these toxins are in the air and everyone is breathing plastic into their lungs. Why do they think this is a good idea? Whose logic are they using? The illuminati logic? I think so, things happen and no one can go outside? How about providing everyone with gas masks?
Also what makes them think that these fumes won’t go into their air conditioners into their homes? This to me is suspicious and what is being done about it? Because it seems that 60 firefighters cannot put out this fire. Perhaps we should figure out something else like planes and sand dropping? Apparently it seems like it’s not a big deal to people, they were just watching the smoke go into the air and assessing it, it’s really bad, that is the assessment. I guess we should just move along and ignore the health and safety of people. That makes more sense. NO IT DOESN’T!! What is wrong with this world? People just accept this and then move along. What a shame. I hope that we can change this in the future and make something like this a HUGE deal and contain it as much as possible, as well as put the darn fire out (sand really works you know), maybe that is a good idea. Just food for thought.
Here are a couple of pictures that John Oglesby took of this catastrophe.
Here’s a quick low res video clip of the smoke, taken from my phone…about a mile east of my house, so 6-7 miles north of the fire. I was told it is a building next to the Chlorox plant with plastic barrels of chemicals. Apparently it’s pretty reactive to water so they’re gonna let it burn and keep it contained. I have a bit of a headache coming on, hopefully it’s just the power of suggestion.
Fire erupts at Northern Calif. plastics plant
The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 | 6:02 p.m.
A fire at a plastics company sent black smoke billowing hundreds of feet into the air Tuesday, but officials said no damage or injuries were reported.
The fire broke out about 1 p.m. in an outdoor storage area at the Macro Plastics Inc. complex near Travis Air Force Base, said city spokeswoman Gale Spears.
A thick plume of dark black smoke was visible for miles, drifting eastward to the south of Sacramento. Fairfield is in the eastern San Francisco Bay area.
Businesses adjacent to the fire were evacuated and residents within a mile of the blaze were asked to stay indoors.
Macro Plastics makes plastic bins used in harvesting grapes and other agricultural products. Stacks of the perforated plastic bins could be seen burning in footage from KCRA-TV in Sacramento.
The burning plastic produced thick, black hydrocarbon smoke and a very hot, swirling fire. The Solano County health department and specialists from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District were monitoring the air, said district spokeswoman Kristine Roselius.
“It’s smoke, and it’s always a good idea to avoid smoke,” Roselius said, but added that the district had no information about unusually toxic chemicals in the fumes. Inspectors took air samples to be tested, she said.
The website for Macro said the containers are made from injection-molded polyethylene and polypropylene. The company introduced the products in the 1980s as a replacement for wooden crates used by grape and stone-fruit farmers.
Hazardous materials officers from the base were also evaluating any possible threat, Yahnke told KCRA.
Company employees told fire officials that some repair work, possibly including welding, was being performed in the area before the fire broke out, the Daily Republic newspaper reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation, Spears said.
Calls to the company, which has its corporate headquarters in Fairfield, were not immediately returned.
The wind was dispersing the smoke quickly as it moved eastward. By 4 p.m., the towering flames and black smoke had been knocked down to a dull gray, but the sky downwind remained murky as firefighters worked.
“It was nice to see that smoke change from black to gray,” said Spears.
As many as 60 firefighters from Fairfield and four nearby departments used 21 vehicles to pour water on the blaze, Spears said.
A spokeswoman for the air force base, Technical Sgt. Renni Thornton, said the military facility advised personnel to avoid unnecessary outdoor activity. It also rerouted some traffic leaving the base to avoid the area near the fire, but operations there were otherwise not affected
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