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Posted September 23. 2017 10:47PM

NH fire chief: Detonating rail car of propane could kill 492 in 1,560-foot cloud of shrapnel and fire

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Residents wait in line to purchase propane gas at Lee's Barbecue Center in Boca Raton, Fla., as they prepared for a hurricane Sept. 07, 2017. (Reuters)

At Wednesday night's City Council meeting, he put a number on a potential “worst-case scenario” explosion — within a minute, he said, flames erupting from a single rail car carrying propane could reach 258 homes within a 1,560-foot perimeter around the site, with the fire and shrapnel proving “potentially lethal” for the 492 people living there.