People came out of the wood work to stand around and watch the fire fighters work. I would say there were probably a couple thousand people who came out to view the disaster. I gotta say, our mostly volunteer fire fighting force did an excellent job. My neighbor lady is one of the only (maybe THE only) women on the force and she told me they have a chief who is always prepared, calm, and ready to go.
I'm so glad it wasn't homes that went up. Businesses are bad enough. We also had a grain silo explode out in the country, and I do think there were injuries there. But again, the fire fighters were there, ready and willing to put their lives on the line. I didn't realize that fire fighting isn't so much about putting out a fire than it is trying to keep the fire under control until it burns itself out. It really was something else to watch.