Hank Sims / Monday, April 20, 2015 @ 8:51 p.m. / Two Makes it True
BOOM! Eureka Explodes Again, Four Times
Yes, your Lost Coast Outpost was among those Eurekans who heard the series of giant explosions that set off car alarms around the city a few minutes ago. We turned on the scanner — nothing, so far as we can tell. Perhaps Eureka emergency services have become as inured to the mystery explosions, as everyone else has.
Still: Everyone loves talking about the booms. Roll call!
SUSAN PITLOCK, via Facebook: “what are those loud explosions going off downtown Eureka? 4 so far…”
JACKI GARDENHIRE, likewise: “I can see them out over the bay. Bright flash and then big boom.”
SUSAN PITLOCK: “oh celebrating 4/20? LOL”
ADRIENNE PARKS-RISTICK: “BIG BOOMS NEAR SUMMER STREET”
SHELBY WILLIAMS: “Keep hearing a whole lot of booms tonight what’s going on”
### UPDATE! BOBBI WESTMAN: “I live on union near Hawthorne. Big booms.Cops were a block away …now have dispersed.” ###
That is more than the requisite two reports, even if you’re not counting the LoCO’s own addled ears. As always, Shelby, the best guess seems to be “industrial-grade fireworks,” but we may never know for sure. And at this point, wouldn’t you be a little bit sad to see them go away?
Fire away with your boom reports and/or wild-ass speculation below.