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Methane Burn-off Creates Huge ‘Ball Of Fire’ That Worries Westchester Residents

CBSLosAngeles.com -- A methane gas burn-off near Los Angeles International Airport created what appeared to be a “ball of fire” in the area.

A large plume of smoke and flames could been seen shooting hundreds of feet into the air around noon Sunday near the 6300 block of West 84th Street, prompting fear in nearby residents.

Several residents recorded the burn-off on cell phone video and submitted it to CBS’ Street Team.

Sunday evening SoCalGas released a statement about the fireball. “An unplanned release of natural gas occurred during normal operations of injecting gas into the storage field at SoCalGas’ Playa del Rey storage facility. A relief vent properly performed its function by releasing natural gas. Upon release, the gas temporarily ignited, causing a loud noise, ...(VIDEO)


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Submitted Jan 07, 2013 By: NOTSOGRN
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confetti
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 3:49:35 AM

Are you sure it's not Ellis Wyatt's torch? lol
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:08:33 AM


OOPS it just "temporarily" ignited. Not part of the safety plan though. Was a SoCalGas employee lighting up at the time? Who would like to see that fire ball when flying in or out of LAX?

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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:17:41 PM

Do these guys really know what they're doing?
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:16:23 PM

Its like fireworks
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:08:49 PM

bring the hot dogs and marshmallows
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skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:06:35 PM

I cant think of a better place to create a giant fireball than near an airport. Nice and bright for incoming flights.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:25:48 AM

Jerry Lee Lewis sang about this a long time ago.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 10:53:32 AM

Great balls of fire!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 10:51:18 AM

The Truth?
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 10:17:46 AM

suspicious activities, what really happened?
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 10:07:32 AM

Come on........
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 10:07:22 AM

Hmmm.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 10:01:20 AM

somehow this will be used as justification for jacking gasoline prices higher.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:58:23 AM

Surprise, methane burns.
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The company’s communications manager, Javier Mendoza, added, “We apologize to our neighbors and the public for any concern this may have caused. The safety of our customers employees, and the communities we serve is a top priority for SoCalGas.”

Javier is a real comedian.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:55:07 AM

will this cause gas prices to go up
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New California Proposition to vote on - No Fireballing
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Did we singe your eye brows? Sorry about that!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:49:32 AM

EXACLY Don! LOL! There SOOO MUCH NG hovering over the DC area, that you'd think it would be on fire 24/7?!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:49:09 AM

will this affect the price of gas or oil?
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:48:36 AM

I am surprised that we have not had many of these burn offs in Washington DC.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:47:32 AM

Better than the whole place blowing up
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:47:27 AM

Free Fireworks!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:46:37 AM

Cover up story for some failure that happened... Now watch the speculators go at this and jack up the Natural gas prices.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:46:35 AM

and nothing EVER goes wrong, right???
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:46:02 AM


Free fire works!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:45:46 AM

I agree with RNCII but this article has nothing to do with gas prices I pay at the pump.

[Edited by: ILANGE9 at 1/7/2013 9:46:20 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:45:28 AM

not much you can do
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RNCII great LOL!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:43:13 AM

Goodness Gracious Great Balls Of Fire
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:42:40 AM

sounds like the engineered systems worked as they were supposed to...
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:42:28 AM

Keeps life interesting!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:42:23 AM

Unplanned
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:42:21 AM

wish it was near my home, it's been freezing here
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:42:15 AM

and they wonder why nobody wants one next door to them !
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:41:53 AM

Why can't they use the natural gas rather than burn it off?
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:41:30 AM

I'd like to see that!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:40:54 AM

Better than an explosion at the plant.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:40:42 AM

passing gas in California... They can find a use for it? No wonder folk there have the highest cost in the country..
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:39:32 AM


Recycle and warm up the inside of a building, or generate some electricity with the wasted gas from the burnoff ripoff.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:39:13 AM

I would worry also
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:38:42 AM

Company lost some money but, no harm no foul.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:38:07 AM

Awesome
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:37:50 AM

"A large plume ..." vs 'Ball Of Fire' ???
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:37:27 AM

Yikes!
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just another California BBQ
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:36:54 AM

We've all created a loud noise from time to time.
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Downplay with a spin.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:36:25 AM

Government has people scared of too many Boogiemen these days. Lets write another Unless Law to prohibit Methane Burn-off unless the Population is Properly Informed?????? Oh??? Wait a Minuet, that means maybe an Explosion Occurs instead of a burn off. That may not be a good thing?? Guess we should waste Tax Payer Money to form an Investigative Task Force to Investigate the Situation??? Or.... How about we realize things worked as they were suppose to and forget about it!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:36:08 AM

That would get your attention
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