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    Default Grucci fireworks plant explosion

    saturday november 26, 1983. the bellport plant exploded killing 2. i was 14 when this happened.

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    I remember when my sister was living in Medford at the time and she came home and everything in the house that was hanging on the wall was either crooked or knocked off and stuff that was on shelves was now hanging off the edge or had fallen and she had neighbors whose windows had gotten blown out....

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    I was living in Brookhaven at the time. I remember the ground shaking and everyone looking around outside. I took my bike to the scene, didn't get to close.. I remember the cops saying there were explosives blown all over the area and they were trying to collect as many as posible.. Most of the surrounding properties had the windows blown out.. i'll never forget that day..

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    i remember the grucci firework disaster as a 13 yr old kid living in yaphank next to scpd hq and scfd training area the blast was huge i remember the shock wave actually changed the air pressure in yaphank and then seeing everz manner of police units and i remember some type of civil defense vehicles responded from the firecomm area.

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    Holy Crap Follow You Took This In On Your Bike ! I Can Only Imagine What It Felt Like
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    he started buffing at a young age!

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    Funny guys! And yea, started buffing at age 5...

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    We felt the blast here in Flanders, I remember the house shaking.

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    when was the big brush fire there in the 90 i think mastic lost one of their stump jumpers i know

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    Was working in Lindenhurst down by the water. We felt the windows in the building shake.
    OOO I brought my glasses and my shoes

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    I was 14 helping my father clean up the yard. When we heard the explosion and looked east you could see the column of smoke rising in the air. He took off to the fire house and I ran inside to listen on the scanner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Btruck View Post
    saturday november 26, 1983. the bellport plant exploded killing 2. i was 14 when this happened.
    That would make you about 41yrs. old. LOL

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    ya i'm an old fart

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    I was in Hauppauge when someone told me there was an explosion there. I said no way, as we always said we didn't want to be around if it blew. I remember arriving on the scene in my POV due to me having an extra set of gear with me. The scene was one of total destruction and looked like a war zone. Roofs of nearby houses were lifted off and then landed back on them. and numerous windows were blown out through out Bellport Village. When I arrived there was a huge crater where the plant was, and the two victims, one female, and one male were still laying on the ground. It was a scene I never would forget, I can only imagine what it was like at the start. I remember the guys who responded to the firehouse said they had to manually open the apparatus bay doors due to the power being out too.

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    any pics of this job

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    pics?

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