Firefighters Fight Tanker Blaze
By: Wes Wallace
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. - It's no surprise firefighters face a tough and hot job, especially during the summer.
Combine a highly flammable material already on fire with the extreme heat, and you know you're in for a long day. That's what happened Wednesday when a tanker caught on fire in Cape Girardeau County.
"We had to cool the tanker off several times first before we could get too close," said John Sachen, a Trainer with the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute.
Luckily the tanker didn't rupture and kept a potentially dangerous situation from becoming worse.
Apparently, a hose on the trunk burst, propane began leaking, and that's what investigators think might have started the fire.