Smoke belches upward from the City of Bellingham water treatment plant in Whatcom Falls Park on Thursday, June 10, 1999. Fuel from a gasoline pipeline leaked into Whatcom Creek and exploded, killing three Bellingham youths.
Smoke belches upward from the City of Bellingham water treatment plant in Whatcom Falls Park on Thursday, June 10, 1999. Fuel from a gasoline pipeline leaked into Whatcom Creek and exploded, killing three Bellingham youths. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
Smoke belches upward from the City of Bellingham water treatment plant in Whatcom Falls Park on Thursday, June 10, 1999. Fuel from a gasoline pipeline leaked into Whatcom Creek and exploded, killing three Bellingham youths. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

'Bellingham lost its sense of innocence' in pipeline disaster

June 10, 2009 12:01 AM

UPDATED June 10, 2010 09:16 AM

More Videos

  • A look back at images from the Mandy Stavik case

    With the arrest in the 28-year-old murder of Amanda “Mandy” Theresa Stavik case, we looked in the files for images from the 1989 case. Stavik was 18 when she disappeared Nov. 24, 1989, after going jogging with the family dog near her mother’s home near Acme in Whatcom County, Washington.