House With Ammunition In Every Room Catches Fire, Explodes

House With Ammunition In Every Room Catches Fire, Explodes

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    House With Ammunition In Every Room Catches Fire, Explodes

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    House With Ammunition In Every Room Catches Fire, Explodes Thu Nov 30, 10:17 AM ET



    A house in Orlando, Fla., with ammunition in every room of the structure was destroyed by fire early Thursday after firefighters were forced away because of explosions.

    Authorities said the fire sparked in a home located on Arundel Drive near Hiawassee Road and Colonial Drive at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

    When firefighters arrived, the structure was engulfed in flames and little explosions were igniting.

    The owner, Thomas Dorley, who is a hunter, said he had 40 pounds of black powder in a room that apparently exploded.

    Detective Cindy Campina of the state fire marshal's office said the ammunition did not start the fire.

    "The homeowner was stripping the doors inside his house -- old varnish on the doors," Campina said. "He was using paint thinner to do that which is what you use to do that. He had a halogen lamp to light his work and according to what he told me he had been doing it all day long almost to right up when the fire started."

    Dorley said the fire destroyed his new Corvette as well.

    "I've lived here 30 years and the Corvette has been here a week," Dorley said.

    The official cause of the fire is still under investigation.

    Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.
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    I know I'll be going to hell for many things, and laughing uncontrollably while reading this article was one of them.

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    Yep...40 pounds(a small keg) of Black Powder would do it...
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    Forget the loose rounds but yeah - 40# of BP - well, bad news!!!
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    poor vette.
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    I'm sure the vette caught fire and took the house with it.

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    geez...that sucks...

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    Sorry To Hear About The Destruction...

    The C-vet

    The house

    Guns and powder

    His mother-in-law's picture

    Hope he had good insurance...
    Is there a maximum amount of black powder one can store?

    Stay safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Hope he had good insurance...
    Is there a maximum amount of black powder one can store?



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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
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    "The homeowner was stripping the doors inside his house -- old varnish on the doors," Campina said. "He was using paint thinner to do that which is what you use to do that. He had a halogen lamp to light his work and according to what he told me he had been doing it all day long almost to right up when the fire started."
    Geez, you think this is what caused the fire???

    Poor ventilation..........
    Halogen (high heat) lamp.........
    Fumes from paint htinner and old varnish.....
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    Well in the end, at least he succeded in stipping the doors.

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    They tried to ban reloading up here through changing the regs, they were force to back down when they could not show a reason for the change, there are just to few cases where ammunton components were the cause.

    I wonder if this guy had his powder in a airtight container? that could cause an explosion. However propane tanks without relief valves are a far bigger danger, watch one rip a hole in the side of a boat wheelhouse while fighting a boat fire.

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    Man, I know its not funny, but I had to laugh. I've always thought about something like this happening to me- I imagine patriotic music playing; sounds and flashes like the 4th of July.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homersimpson View Post
    I imagine patriotic music playing; sounds and flashes like the 4th of July.
    As you watch your home rip itself from the foundation, and launch 60 feet in the air with a hissing, crackling, and sparking trail behind, followed by a blinding mid-air star burst.

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