Tuesday, February 19, 2013

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! FIRST IMAGES FROM KANSAS CITY COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA CATASTROPHIC EXPLOSION AND INFERNO!!!



Thanks to AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS of the pix of a massive blaze on The Plaza!!!



Near JJ's and The West Edge . . . CNN says a vehicle hit a gas main.

And so . . .

THE PLAZA BURNS AND KCFD AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES NOW ATTEMPT TO BLOCK OFF THE AREA!!!

A look at the crowd right after the BLAZE/EXPLOSION ROCKED THE PLAZA . . .



Stay Tuned for more links as pretty much every media outlet swarms the area . . . Again, thaks to TKC TIPSTERS for giving us a look FIRST. Natch.

LINKS FOLLOWING CITIZEN MEDIA COVERAGE . . .

KMBC: Watch Live on KMBC: 11 injuries reported in explosion near Country Club Plaza

Fox4: Gas explosion causes large fire near the Plaza; evacuations underway

KSHB: Car hits gas line, sparks fire on Plaza

Live comments, pictures on Plaza fire coverage

Pitch: J.J.'s Wine Bar near the Plaza engulfed in flames

At JJ's, woman smelled gas before blast

Plaza explosion 'felt like a bomb'

Mayor Sly James is at the scene right now and delivered a few remarks about meeting with the owner and working with KCFD.

Authorities say that the gas lines which are thought to have started the blaze are cut off.

I've heard 3 (now listed as 1) unaccounted for but some mainstream media newsies are saying no fatalities officially reported so far . . .

CHECK OUT AN INSPIRING MESSAGE FROM KANSAS CITY HOTEL MAGNATE DOUG GAMBLE OFFERING ASSISTANCE!!!

"The Q Hotel is offering free rooms tonight for those impacted by the JJ's fire.  Hotel number is 816.931.0001

Locals need to help out locals!"


DEVELOPING . . .

64 Comments:

Anonymous said...

My God I hope JJs wasn't open tonight.

Anonymous said...

...the hell's going on??

Anonymous said...

The Fire Trucks were flying out of Hyvee's to get to the fire. ;)

Anonymous said...

JJs is burning to the ground.

Anonymous said...

Rumor is a drunk nigger was speeding and struck a natural gas meter

xalti said...

Fucking Hell, I guess that canels our lunch plans next week TKC.

Anonymous said...

Seems likes gas "leak" might be an understatement.

Anonymous said...

Always a dickhead who has a smart ass comment about first responders. 6:34 you are a class act. Some of them police or firemen may get hurt as well as patrons. What a D-Bag!!!

chuck said...

Sounds like the guy operating the backhoe is gonna be in the shit.

Anonymous said...

Kmbc just kinda confirmed 643. At least the hit a gas main part.

Anonymous said...

Any way that driver could maybe cruise around by Kemper Arena?

Anonymous said...

WTF are you talking about729

Anonymous said...

I heard an illegal mexican was operating the backhoe. Word is he if fleeing back to Mexico

Anonymous said...

7:11 PM here's another one just for you.

The Fire fighters wanted to get there first so they wouldn't have to share the BAR-B.

Anonymous said...

Keep up 7:31.

Anonymous said...

You people that hammer on firemen and policemen are the biggest pussies that ever walked the face of the earth..you dont have the balls to do what they do!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree...these loud mouths would piss their pants if they saw a crime in progress or a house on fire...

Anonymous said...

You don't need balls for those jobs just a low IQ.

Anonymous said...

This site is full of haters of police and fire..

They rock!!!! Keep up the good work kcfd..kcpd!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree!!!!"

Anonymous said...

Low i.q. comment guy is afraid of his own shadow!!! What a moon!!!

Anonymous said...

Kcfd and kcpd deserve raises!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey low i.q guy...youre a puss!!!

Anonymous said...

He probably didnt get hired by the city...hes an idiot!

Anonymous said...

Youre such a puss..get a job!!""

Anonymous said...

Probably a KU grad!!

Anonymous said...

Kcpd and kcfd are angels!!!!

Anonymous said...

I didnt know inmates had internet access mr IQ..

Anonymous said...

Finally some intelligent people on tonys kc..god bless!!

Anonymous said...

Look at the time stamps.
Are all those posts by the same public servant getting paid to surf the web? LOL.

Anonymous said...

Agree..what a jackoff!!!

Anonymous said...

Agree with the public servant backers..god bless them and all!

Anonymous said...

Well put..

Anonymous said...

Gosh I hope the rent doesn't go up

Anonymous said...

I hate myself for ever reading comments on TKC.

elBryan said...

I say donate any unbroken bottles of wine all of the first responders (if there is any;) if there's enough to go around, spread the rest to all of the firehouses equally.

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Those firemen are freak'n crazy to go into that shit. That looked really hot. God bless all the injured and them brave firefighters.

Anonymous said...

JJ's was open. My wife is seeing a bunch of them come into KU Med.

Anonymous said...

If only Rod Anderson had found that driver earlier....

Anonymous said...

If only Rod Anderson had found that driver earlier....

Anonymous said...

Anyone heard anything about the weather forecast lately?

Not A Hater said...

Nobody criticizes firefighters for what they do on the job. it's what they do off the job that's often a shame.

Anonymous haters are stupid but all city employees need to be held accountable.

Anonymous said...

The real Heros are the citizens who were first at the scene who pitched in and got people to safety long before the firefighter and cops got there.

Anonymous said...

It's OK. sly the nigger mayor said so.

Anonymous said...

fuck you white bread

Anonymous said...

Sly the magic nigger
Says it's OK
He says maybe we need to
Send the train this way

From the river to the plaza
The toy train it should run
As for JJ's restaurant
It's safe to say it's done

Look for rate increases
From MGE
How else will they cover off
On their liability

Anonymous said...

Yes they help...but the real heroes are the public servants... you sound like you have issues..

Anonymous said...

More disaster for the plaza.

vote for Sly in 2014!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! worse than this explosion, Sly just said on the news that this is "a city that works together" what a fucking LIE!!! And as far as the fire chief what a nervous pussy!!! No wonder public safety on the fire and ems side sucks as much as it does!!!!This made national news and berardi you looked like a moron and embarrassed this city once again!!!

Anonymous said...

Heros my azz more like scared pussies and you could see it right on the TV screen. At least they could have acted like they had been there before. Geez!

Anonymous said...

Q Hotel in westport offering free rooms for impacted residents. Classy

Anonymous said...

What took the Fire department so long?

Here to care for the special stupid paranoids said...

Someone please tell Tracy Ward it was not a drone strike.

Anonymous said...

JJ's employees are the Heros here.

JJ's employees had asked patrons to leave due to the strong smell of gas. The employees were in the process of turning off everything when an explosion rocked the restaurant and the ceiling collapsed.
Four of JJ's employees were critically injured and one employee had been unaccounted for.

Good job!!!! JJ Employees.

The Man from Mars said...

The working poor are always the real heros.

Anonymous said...

This is awful. God bless those injured

Anonymous said...

10:45...what?

Anonymous said...

Thank you Randy Hundley

Lou said...

"Locals need to help locals"

Surely, he only means whites.

Anonymous said...

11:24- the locals around here need to first get their heads out of their asses before they can help anyone! look at who the locals voted for and then look at their city and how fucked up it is! Baby steps!

Anonymous said...

11:27 you are right , but baby steps in KC will never happen with the lack of intelligence and education in this city, ask the closed and shut down schools, and ask the homeless that now occupy them, ask the grieving family members of the (Detroit Michigan comparable) homicides that happen here YEAR AFTER YEAR!!
ask the council why they do what they do!hold them accountable for once) the real question is why do the people of Kansas city still live here? (in their bubble of hope that things will get better?) Kansas city is home of the living DEAD!

Anonymous said...

Berardi needs to take a public speaking class. Too bad the PIO has not been available since the BCBS arrests.

Anonymous said...

That's messed up. Throw shit toward firefighters, they can take it. But saying the people who have been injured and killed are BBQ is fucked up and you should be ashamed

Anonymous said...

So long to do what? Station is on 43rd street for god sake, I'm sure their response time was pretty good!