Air Force didn’t find out about a fire until five days after it burned in nuke missile silo

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Date: October 30th, 2008

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DENVER – A fire caused $1 million worth of damage at an unmanned underground nuclear launch site last spring, but the Air Force didn’t find out about it until five days later, an Air Force official said Thursday. The May 23 fire burned itself out after an hour or two, and multiple safety systems prevented any threat of an accidental launch of the Minuteman III missile, Maj. Laurie Arellano said. She said she was not allowed to say whether the missile was armed with a nuclear warhead at the time of the fire. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & Tobacco - Nutty News MarketplaceCookies Kids
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2 Responses to “Air Force didn’t find out about a fire until five days after it burned in nuke missile silo”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Heehee. Our military always is good for a giggle.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Sounds like its a good thing their fire systems worked. Just imagine what could have happened had the fire gotten out of control.

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