Truck catches fire in suburban Atlanta, causes 60 propane tanks to explode

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. — A truck loaded with propane tanks caught fire on Monday in a suburban Atlanta city, causing 60 tanks to explode, authorities said.

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According to the Cobb County Fire Department, firefighters responded to a commercial truck fire in Powder Springs at about 2:30 p.m. EST. The truck contained 140 tanks, the department wrote in a social media post.

There were no injuries reported.

“The quick action of these firefighters prevented there from being any injuries or fatalities to employees, citizens and first responders,” the fire department said in a news release.

Firefighters believe the blaze was ignited in the engine compartment of the propane truck, WSB-TV reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, fire officials said.