Crews extinguish blaze on gas cyclinder truck

Author
Charlotte Lewis-West ,
Publish Date
Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 8:34AM
Fire crews battle the blaze after a truck carrying gas cylinders caught fire in Nelson. (NZME./Andrew Board)
Fire crews battle the blaze after a truck carrying gas cylinders caught fire in Nelson. (NZME./Andrew Board)

Crews extinguish blaze on gas cyclinder truck

Author
Charlotte Lewis-West ,
Publish Date
Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 8:34AM

UPDATED 11.00AM: Nelson fire crews have extinguished the truck fire which caused nearby businesses to be evacuated this morning.

The truck caught ablaze while carrying 60 cylinders of gas around 630-am on Quarantine Road.

Several of the cylinders popped.

Cordons are still in place and nearby businesses remain evacuated.

Assistant area commander Des Irving said they can now start to slowly remove the cylinders from the truck.

"We were working with the company that owns the cylinders to start that process, and once that's done, we'll hand the scene over to the police crash investigation unit," he said.

The driver wasn't hurt.