Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Rocket Motor Explodes, Injuring Owner

`A 52-year-old rocket enthusiast suffered minor injuries when a motor exploded as he packed powder into the casing, blowing his garage door off its hinges in Oceanside, authorities said Saturday.

Firefighters were called to the man’s home in the 3700 block of Nectarine Circle at 7:38 p.m. Friday, Oceanside fire battalion Chief Peter Lawrence said.

They found a trash can smoldering, the garage door split in half and smoke filling the cul-de-sac where the home is located, Lawrence said. [..]

Firefighters suggested Reiner find a safer hobby. Reiner told them that “God has a plan for me and apparently it was not supposed to end tonight,” Lawrence said.’

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