Truck Fire in Brewer Causes Hand Held Propane Tanks to Explode

BREWER - A truck fire in Brewer today could have been much worse if not for the quick thinking of fire crews who responded to the scene.
Around 9:30 this morning, Authorities say at least 2 hand held propane tanks in the back of a pick up truck had exploded on Day Road after the vehicle caught fire due to an electrical problem.  
When crews arrived on scene they faced the task of removing a 100 pound tank of propane that was still in the truck.  There were also rounds of ammunition left in the vehicle that were constantly going off due to the flames.
Captain Chris Martin of the Brewer Police Department says, "This is just a reminder of the dangers our crews face on a daily basis."  He goes on to say they did an excellent job in fighting this fire.
The 100 pound propane tank was successfully removed from the truck.  The pick-up is a total loss.  No one was injured in this incident. 
This is the second propane explosion this week, after an incident in Bath destroyed an entire home.
Andrew Scheinthal

Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).

When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.

Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!

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