The warehouse district was a scene of absolute chaos yesterday, as the headquarters of Granger Transport erupted into a fireball. At least thirty individuals were injured, and another ten killed in the building’s collapse. Multiple fire stations and police precincts reported to the site, followed shortly by representatives of the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, and Tobacco. Details of the explosion, including the cause, have yet to be released, but witnesses near the explosion mentioned a strong odor “like sulfur, or a fireworks show.”
Among those killed was Heather Granger, president of Granger Transport and mother of two. Mrs. Granger was well known in the philanthropic circles of Osprey City and devoted much of her free time to the fine arts and music education. Granger Transport is a subsidiary of Wood Industries, and Wood Industries board member Samuel Wood was reported injured in the explosion. Wood is resting comfortably at Darius Medical, but neither he nor any representative of Wood Industries could be reached for comment.
Osprey City Police turned the investigation of the explosion over to the ATF, Agent Jim Korski leading. Speaking to reporters on scene, Korski commented that “any explosion, especially of this magnitude, warrants our presence,” and that his team has the full cooperation of OCPD in the matter. Korski warned the general population “to stay away from the area for their own safety and to facilitate investigation. Trespassers will be immediately detained and charged with interfering with an active crime scene.”
The Courier-Gazette will report as more information becomes available.