|12 / 2005|
Buncefield depot rocked by huge explosion
Three blasts that echoed around one of the largest UK oil depots Buncefield (Hertfordshire, 20 miles north of London), within half-hour from each other in early hours of 11 December were heard within 70 miles from the site. The flames engulfed 20 fuel tanks, total capacity 270,000 m3 — eyewitnesses say the flames reached 80 metres height. The resulting fire was the largest in Europe after the WWII.
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