WATCH: If You’ve Never Seen What a Titanium Explosion Looks Like, You’ve Gotta See This

Apparently, titanium explosions release shrapnel hot enough to burn straight through someone’s skull. Luckily, these firefighters were all wearing helmets when this incident occurred.

The LAFD responded to a structure fire located in South Central LA on Slauson Ave. The fire contained large amounts of scrap titanium which eventually exploded like a bomb. A few weeks later, a similar fire that started in a jeans mfg co. and burned through the wall into another scrap titanium storage facility located across the street resulted in 3 major explosions that destroyed a huge warehouse the size of a city block as burning, melting titanium debris rained down on firefighters and damaged fire apparatus.