Air tank explodes due to vehicle fire on I-295

Air tank explodes due to vehicle fire on I-295
A wrecker caught fire Monday on I-295 in Hanover and sparked a brush fire. (Source: Hanover County Fire and EMS)

HANOVER, Va. (WWBT) - A wrecker hauling two vehicles caught fire Monday on I-295 in Hanover.

No injuries were reported, but a large brush fire was ignited and the north exit ramp to Mechanicsville Turnpike was closed.

A brush fire was ignited and an air tank exploded when a wrecker caught fire ON I-295.
A brush fire was ignited and an air tank exploded when a wrecker caught fire ON I-295.

The fire was under control after about 45 minutes.

The incident happened just before 2 p.m. on Monday.

Vehicle Fire at I-295 and Rt. 360 ​At 1:59 pm, Hanover Fire-EMS crews responded for a tow truck carrying two vehicles...

Posted by Hanover County Fire-EMS Department on Monday, July 22, 2019

During the fire, an air tank exploded producing a loud noise that was reported in the area.

A wrecker hauling two vehicles caught fire Monday on I-295 in Hanover.
A wrecker hauling two vehicles caught fire Monday on I-295 in Hanover. (Source: Hanover County Fire-EMS Department - Facebook)

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