#TBT From The NFPA Archives: 1933 Tank Truck Fire

Blog Post created by jrodowicz Employee on Aug 17, 2017
This photograph was taken in the Summer of 1933.
From Volunteer Firemen, vol. 1, no. 3, 1933:
"The trailer of this tank truck overturned and took fire when the truck skidded on the wet pavement of a Los Angeles suburb. Tank and trailer together contained 6,205 gallons of gasoline. The potential hazard to any property near the burning wreck of a tank truck is shown by this picture."
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