Firefighters Battle 30 Foot Flames After Tar-Filled Tanker Catches Fire in Ontario

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Firefighters had to battle 30 foot flames after a tanker full of tar caught fire in Ontario late Tuesday.

Firefighters battled 30 foot flames after a tar-filled tanker caught fire in Ontario on Feb. 23, 2016. (Credit: Loudlabs)
Firefighters battled 30 foot flames after a tar-filled tanker caught fire in Ontario on Feb. 23, 2016. (Credit: Loudlabs)

The fire was burning near a commercial building just north of the 10 Freeway between Archibald and Vineyard when crews were called about 10:45 p.m., said Battalion Chief Bob Snow with the Ontario Fire Department.

A large roofing tanker that had been filled with tar was warming up for overnight work when it caught fire, Snow said.

Responding units encountered flames up to 30 feet high, but managed to quickly extinguish the blaze, according to Snow.

A Hazmat crew was called to the scene after some tar was found to have leaked on the ground, Snow said.

The commercial building only sustained smoke damage, according to Snow.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

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