A possible explanation for the red mushroom cloud?

I Have Not Yet Begun To Pounce – Brian Cates
@drawandstrike
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To every single person claiming this was a stockpile of ammonium nitrate blowing up:

the smoke cloud from such an explosion would be grey.

You know what puts up a dark brown smoke cloud?

Octagen, also known as HMX.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMX

twitter.com/search?q=explosion&src=typed_query

h/t BFD