The sky in Oxford City, Britain, was illuminated by a gigantic explosion that also made a loud roar that was audible across the region. The intense orange light that covered the sky during this occurrence terrified the locals and left them in awe. Many people found it difficult to fall asleep. A ball of fire can be seen in the sky during the explosion in viral footage of the event.
The business confirmed that a lightning strike struck a digester tank at its Cassington anaerobic digestion plant near Yarnton, Oxfordshire, at about 7:20 p.m. today, according to an official statement. The biogas in the tank caught fire as a result of this.
According to a Daily Star story, there is concern that the enormous explosion may have been started by a lightning strike. The sky over Oxford was lit up by the lightning strike’s ferocious flames. Residents in the county’s northwest were shocked by the incident and shared videos and images of it on social media on Monday night.
Many worried social media users have already reacted on the video. “This is recorded from near Wolvercote cemetery, facing west,” a user said. It had to be somewhere between Kidlington Airport and Eynsham. “Heard it was the M&M biodome at Worton,” another said. “Saw the flash and heard the strange bang in Brentford,” another user said.
40 firemen were reportedly present at the scene when emergency services arrived. While confirming that paramedics were there, the South Central Ambulance Service made it clear that no reports of injuries had been made.
The Oxford resident called the sky’s illuminations “pulsating.” She wrote the description “Explosion North-West of Oxford” on a video that she posted online.
The event happened during heavy rain and lightning strikes, and the Met Office had issued a yellow weather advisory for the area. The A40 between Wolvercote and Eynsham was shut down due to the fire, however it reopened at 11 p.m. Residents in the nearby towns and villages also experienced power disruptions.