Hank Sims / @ 9:07 a.m. / Two Makes it True

McBoom! Super Duper Huge Early Morning Explosion Rattles Residents


The stunned and sleepy inquiries started pouring into LoCO inboxes shortly after the event, and they show no sign of slowing: At around 5:50 a.m., a huge explosion woke up half the town of McKinleyville far, far earlier than residents had hoped to get out of bed.

Says one Friend O’ the LoCO:

Was wondering if you guys got any other messages about the explosion in mck this morning at 550am….sounded like a thundering explosion followed by a crackling …my wife and I both woke up and she thought it was part of a dream… no dogs barked or anything but it was really loud. We live over by central and Sutter …any follow up would be awesome !

Says another: 

Could you find out about the explosion in McKinleyville at 5:45 this morning? It was crazy big!

Says a third:

Just got woken up by an explosion in Mckinleyville….any other reports? I live in the park ave neighborhood off sutter….it was a good one shook the house a little.

Etc., etc.

We have calls into the relevant authorities to see if they have any intel. This post will be updated if/when we find out anything at all.


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