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Firefighters avert disaster in Oldbury during fuel tanker lorry fire
10:41am Friday 24th February 2012 in Local
THE bravery of firefighters averted a potential disaster in Oldbury when a lorry carrying a fuel tanker went up in flames.
Firefighters were called to Bromford Road, Oldbury, on yesterday afternoon after a severe blaze engulfed the lorry cab.
A spokesman for the West Midlands Fire Service said: “We were called to a vehicle fire in Oldbury where there was a severe fire in the cab of a 3,000 gallon road tanker loaded with 1,600 gallons of waste fuel.”
After tackling the blaze with four jets a delicate operation had to be carried out to tip the cab up and ensure the fire didn’t spread to the fuel tanker.
The spokesman added: “The fire was an accident and crews from Oldbury attended.”