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Exploding beer keg rocks town
PRYOR DAILY TIMES (PRYOR, Okla.)
ADAIR, Okla. — A beer keg became an unguided missile.
“It might have killed those guys if they hadn’t gone back inside,” Adair Police Chief Albert McKee said.
McKee said a couple of residents had a fire in their back yard They also had an old beer keg.
“The intention was to put the keg on the fire and watch the beer spew out,” McKee said. “There’s supposed to be a pop-off valve but they evidently decided it wasn’t going to blow. Well, they went inside about three minutes too early.”
McKee said the explosion, which residents reported from all over the county, cut a 4-inch tree limb off “like it wasn’t there,” and broke out windows in at least three houses.
“There were pieces of those fire bricks (from the patio fire pit) as far as a block and a half away,” McKee said.
McKee speculated the damage was “very minor for what could have happened.” No one was hurt.
Firefighter Trent Peper said all Adair’s firefighters responded to the call.
“The cavalry came running," Peper said. "It was sure interesting, I’ll say that."
Pryor (Okla.) Daily Times