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Explosion Rocks Lake Elsinore Neighborhood

No injuries in compressed air tank explosion; nearby residents rattled by the event.

A compressed air tank exploded in a Lake Elsinore neighborhood Sunday afternoon, sending debris over 150 feet away, and shaking residents who were nearby.

Its unclear what caused the air tank, in the 30000 block of Skylark Drive, to explode at about 1:35 p.m.  The tank, owned by Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District, is used to help push water to higher elevations in the neighborhood. Reports say debris, including chunks of concrete, cinder block, and reinforced steel were found over 150 feet away.

According to Lake Elsinore Fire Captain Dan Buck, two engines repsonded to reports of fire and an explosion.  Upon arrival, no fire was found.

No injuries have been reported, and Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District workers are making repairs to broken lines. An estimated five homes are without water following the incident.

One nearby resident told Patch that the explosion "just shook the house" that was indescribable. 

An investigation into what caused the air tank to explode is underway.

Diana August 21, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Like I would believe anything that EVMWD reported.
Teller of Truth August 21, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Yep, just like this article, they're nothin but a bunch of 'exploding' gas bags! Lol
Thomas Wessels August 22, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Thanks for the interesting info, Jill. Nice to read something that actually is informative on these blogs.
Teller of Truth August 22, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Thats funny but that same hispanic from 'Corona' told me that there was too much 'LIME' in the water due to all the limes that were stuck in the 'CORONA' bottles!;)
jill smith August 23, 2012 at 12:03 AM
Thanks thomas, EVMWD needs to end adding fluoride to our water, It's a neuro toxin and when combined with aluminum it jets past the blood brain barrier. Some aluminum in the environment is normal, we have to much. Fluoride is a mutagen {alters our DNA} it's neurotoxic carcinogenic and needs to be removed. The studies are out there to support this.

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