Tragic Blast Rips Through Heart of Roseburg: Devastation Unleashed in Deadly Explosion of 1959

Roseburg, Oregon – On August 8, 1959, a catastrophic explosion ripped through the heart of Roseburg, Oregon, leaving a devastating trail of destruction in its wake. The explosion, caused by a truck carrying 6 1/2 tons of explosives catching fire, resulted in the loss of at least 11 lives and injury to over 120 individuals. The incident, known as “The Roseburg Blast” or simply “The Blast,” shook the small city of 12,200 residents to its …

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