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Upper Tantallon fire extinguished after oxyacetylene tank caught fire

Emergency crews have extinguished a fire after an oxyacetylene tank caught fire at building on St. Margarets Bay Road in Upper Tantallon this evening.

Traffic on St. Margarets Bay Road should be returning to normal

The oxyacetylene tank was on fire near this building on St. Margaret's Bay Road. (Brett Ruskin/CBC)

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.


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