ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It delayed the St. Louis Cardinals game and shut down Highway 40 – it was the massive Praxair explosion in Lafayette Square.
And it happened 10 years ago.
At 20 minutes after 3 p.m. on June 24, 2005, tanks of compressed gases began to pop.
KMOX reporter Megan Lynch was there:
It was determined that putting highly-pressurized tanks on asphalt on a 97-degree day caused the explosions.
There were no injuries.
The Praxair site today remains burned out, with weeds poking through that asphalt.
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