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Offline thaiga

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Nakhon Ratchasima - Fuel tanker catches fire
« on: November 16, 2016, 02:26:04 PM »
Fuel tanker catches fire, driver flees for life

A firefighter is trying to control the blaze on the oil lorry in Nong Bunmak district, Nakhon Ratchasima, Wednesday morning. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

A lorry carrying 18,000 litres of fuel caught fire and was burned out after a rear tyre burst and sent out a shower of sparks on Wednesday morning.

The 10-wheel Isuzu tanker registered in Buri Ram province was carrying 12,000 litres of petrol and 6,000 litres of diesel from Sara Buri province for delivery in Buri Ram, the 48-year-old driver, Phuan Khacheefa, said. The vehicle is registered to Buriram Kijcharoen Co.

About 8am a left rear tyre burst when the tanker was on Chok Chai-Det Udom Road in Ban Nong Luk Khwai village of tambon Laem Thong, Nong Bunmak district.

While Mr Phuan was still bringing the truck to a halt, sparks from the damaged wheel started a fire on the tank. Mr Phuan said he ran for his life as the flames engulfed the entire vehicle.

Five fire engines rushed to the scene, and police cordoned off the area within a two-kilometre radius as it was feared the fuel load could explode. It took firemen more than an hour to extinguish the blaze.

Damage was estimated at 3 million baht.

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Re: Nakhon Ratchasima - Fuel tanker catches fire
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2016, 07:28:45 PM »
Poor lads are only using water, Not Good, Fire fighting foam is the only stuff to put on an fuel fire to starve it of oxygen. Could of had that under control in 10 minuets.
With more and more vehicles and fuel tankers on the roads one would think that every fire department would have some foam equipment?