Updated January 14th, 2024 at 09:06 IST

Caught on Camera: Massive Fire Breaks Out after Multiple Oil Tanker Trucks Collide in New Hampshire

Firefighters in New Hampshire worked together to battle the massive blaze that engulfed the skies after multiple oil tankers caught fire in the town of Epping

Reported by: Digital Desk
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New Hampshire - Firefighters in New Hampshire worked together to battle the massive blaze that engulfed the skies after multiple oil tankers caught fire in the town of Epping on Saturday evening (local time). The Exeter Fire Department took to X, formally known as Twitter, to inform about the situation and shared a horrifying video of the tragic incident. The authorities noted that the explosion took place at 76 Depot Road in Epping and involved multiple oil tankers. The department eventually posted several more photos from the site, adding that firefighters from multiple communities were working in the location to put out the fire. 

“Our firefighters have responded with mutual aid to this scene at 76 Depot Road in Epping involving multiple oil tankers reported on fire,” Exeter Fire Department wrote on X, sharing the video from the site of the explosion. According to Fox News, the fire started at North Atlantic Services, a New Hampshire-based company that offers snow ploughing, fuel delivery and landscape services. The authorities told local reporters that it could take up to six hours to extinguish the fire completely.  

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Exeter Fire Department gives an update

Shortly after the whole ordeal, the fire department took to X and thanked the departments from other communities for helping in extinguishing the fire.  “Strong work by our Exeter crew and the many firefighters from numerous fire departments and other agencies that responded to the oil tanker fire in Epping earlier. The response to this incident highlights the importance of having a well-coordinated and robust mutual aid system,” the Department wrote on X. 

In a subsequent post, the department shared a quick behind-the-scenes of how they cleaned up their equipment after the fire incident. “Here’s a quick behind-the-scenes look at our cleanup after the oil tanker fire in Epping. Our oil-soaked hoses must be pressure washed to ensure they’re properly cleaned,” the department furthered. 

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Published January 14th, 2024 at 09:06 IST