Bozeman Explosion

Mar 5th 2009 — Bozeman — 11:46 pm

This morning at 8 am an explosion completely demolished several buildings in downtown Bozeman. Five businesses were completely destroyed, including the Rocking R Bar, a fairly popular destination in downtown Bozeman.

I went downtown twice today to see what was happening. It was definitely a dramatic scene, centered around a giant column of dark smoke. Police officers and firefighters were all over he place as crowds gathered at every street corner to try to get a better view.

A before and after picture of the area.

North Bozeman Ave From Babcock Fire Fighter The Bozeman dsc_6568 Playground Boarded Up On Patrol Still Working

3 Comments »

  1. Hey Man,

    I’m really glad you are OK. Tomas said a lot of windows were blown out by the explosion perhaps that is what happened at Ro Sham Bo?

    Comment by Luke — March 6, 2009 @ 3:50 am
  2. Dang. I presume everyone’s ok?? These are great shots, BTW. You should be a photog for the AP.

    Comment by Rebecca — March 6, 2009 @ 9:41 am
  3. Rebecca: There is apparently one person who is missing. I’m not sure what
    that means. It doesn’t sound good though.

    Luke: Yeah, I thought those windows might have been blown out too. But that building is about 3 blocks down and around the corner, which seems like it would be out of the way enough.

    Comment by michael — March 6, 2009 @ 2:03 pm

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