Food Cart Fire Extends to Multiple Cars and Challenges Firefighters (Photo)

October 18, 2017 22:25


At 3:12PM Fire crews were dispatched to the report of a food cart on fire at SW 1st and Columbia. Multiple callers reported significant flames and explosions. On arrival fire crews found two food carts fully involved with fire. At least 10 cars parked in the lot adjacent to the food carts were burning or heavily damaged by the fire. Because of the amount of fire, and gusting winds driving the flames, the incident commander called for a second alarm at 3:19PM. Crews worked quickly to protect additional vehicles in the lot and a city-block long row of mature trees that had ignited above the carts. Reports of multiple explosions were later confirmed by fire investigators when they found several ruptured propane tanks in the burned debris. This fire was brought under control by firefighters in about 15

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