It seems that about a half hour after I got home from the grocery store, there was an explosion and fire at the malting plant located about four blocks from my home. According to the news reports I read online later, the explosion shook neighbors houses. I didn't feel a thing. I saw no smoke, but I did hear lots and lots of sirens, and then the sound of helicopters, which I think must have been local news people checking out the fire. Later in the day I saw that there was a message on my phone, and when I checked it, I found that it was an automated call from the sheriffs office telling residents within a mile radius of the plant to shelter in place and stay indoors.
The malting plant has several large grain silos, and I expect that a fire in even one of them could be nasty. I am told that grain dust is extremely flammable I am glad that it was a relatively minor event. There have been way too many things blowing up lately.
So... I sheltered in place and didn't even know it.
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