Upper Tantallon fire extinguished after oxyacetylene tank caught fire
Traffic on St. Margarets Bay Road should be returning to normal
Emergency crews have extinguished a fire after an oxyacetylene tank caught fire at building on St. Margarets Bay Road in Upper Tantallon this evening.
"What our crews were presented with was an oxyacetylene tanks that was venting fire," said Corey Beals, division commander for Halifax Fire and Emergency.
"The crews took a defensive stance, which basically means they were spraying water from a safe distance to cool the tank to prevent the tank from exploding,"
Oxyacetylene is typically used for welding purposes.
St. Margaret's Bay Road had been shut down in both directions, however traffic should now be back to normal.