One Man's Alaska

Talkeetna doctor blows up clinic/office

September 10, 2010

A Talkeetna doctor (okay, the only doctor in Talkeetna) apparently blew up his clinic/office in an accident Tuesday. The accident is being blamed on a faulty pipe in a wood stove and a whopping 47 pounds of gunpowder and propane tanks. The explosion blew out the back door, and is reported to have shot fireballs 50 to 60 feet into the sky.

You can read the full story on the Anchorage Daily News website.

(P.S. - With this being Alaska in the fall, the power went out as I was trying to write this story. Neighbors have told me to get used to it, this happened last fall as well.)

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