Yep pretty sad... my wife's father died in the 1956 Valero Refinery fire in Sunray, TX. Every time something like this happens it really hits home !! He was one of the 19 firemen killed. frown

The "good news" out of that tragedy is it was a precedent to change the way they fought not only refinery fires, but ALL fires. From post analysis, many new fire fighting practices were established which saved future firemen's lives. It was a pivotal event for fire fighting techniques.

David (OFI)