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Covington Tanker Fire

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› Covington Tanker Fire

Date 2006-05-31

Companies were dispatched across the Ohio River to Covington Ky
on May 31, 2006, for a tanker fire at a construction site in the
Downtown area of the City of Covington. On arrival crews found the
City of Covington Fire Department fighting a fire in a 5000 gallon
fuel tanker. The tanker apparently contained gasoline and deisel fuels.

Photograph - Bill Strite

Heavy smoke billows from the damaged tanker following an initial explosion that sent the driver to the hospital.
Photograph - Bill Strite

From left to right, Cincinnati Firefighters Scott Rice, Lt Bill Lustenberger, George Bredestege, Chad Maly, and FAO Jimmy Williams
Photograph - Bill Strite

A Covington truck company with their ladder pipe in service and foam in the background
Photograph - Bill Strite

Companies drown the tanker with fire fighting foam.
Photograph - Bill Strite

Squad 14 prepares to advance for close handline extinguishment
and to eventually stop the remaining fuel from leaking from the tanker.
Photograph - Bill Strite