At 06:03 this morning we were woken by the loudest explosion. The house shook, at first I thought the house had been hit by something, like part of an aircraft. We looked outside to see everything bathed in a bright orange glow. The nearby oil depot had suffered a massive explosion. There were flames 200 feet high.

12 hours later it’s still burning. The whole area has been cordoned off, the local roads are all shut and we can’t get anywhere. Some people have been evacuated from their homes. All day there has been this enormous plume of smoke which has spread for miles!

I took some pictures, pretty rubbish due to the low light levels. I sent some to Sky News and the BBC – Sky bounced the message because their email system was full but the BBC showed some of them! I’ve posted a few here, you can see more on my website. All images © Wizzard Prang.


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