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Carefulplease Donating Member (749 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-19-06 02:12 PM
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60. This was nothing like a pyroclastic flow...
Hundreds, maybe thousands of people got caught in the dust cloud from the collapses of both WTC1 and WTC2. Temperatures in excess of 400C or even 100C (let alone Hoffman's fantastic 1000C) would have been noticed -- to say the least. How did people escape the fate of the vehicles shown on these cherry-picked images? How come so many paper posters, trees and other vehicles (that were found crushed under debris but unburned) close to Ground Zero have been spared?

Flaming debris from the collapsing towers ignited hundreds of small fires all around. Most were left unattended for a long time because so many firemen had either been killed or were focusing on rescue efforts. Some vehicles caught fire and burned out. When their gasoline tanks broke or exploded, the fires were propagated to nearby vehicles. There is no need, to account for, to posit an imaginary pyroclastic gas flow that nobody noticed.
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