Heated bull semen launched dangerous projectiles in every direction during an early morning inferno that caused firefighters to take cover at an Australian cattle-breeding facility Tuesday.
The liquid inside the cylinders was rapidly expanding and essentially the lids of the cryogenic cylinders were just popping off the top and projectiles were being thrown from the building. All hell broke loose at a 2,700 square foot Yarram Herd Services facility in south east Australia, where firefighters reportedly took more than two hours to bring under control the fire that destroyed 100 cryogenic cylinders full of bull sperm. Firefighters went into a defensive mode initially to protect themselves and there were 10 fire companies that came out to battle the flames and duck projectiles.
The sticky situation was new to the responding firefighters, who said they’ve never dealt with a fire fueled by bull semen along with other flammable liquid cylinders stored within the building” launched debris into the air. The semen cylinders themselves are reportedly worth up to $1,000 each. The value of their contents varies. “It’s going to be a real blow for sure,” said Yarram Herd Services chairman Aaron Thomas, noting that area farmers rely on artificial insemination to keep their businesses moving.
And there ya go…