Fire on Truck Carrying Liquid Nitrogen Extinguished

A truck carrying 38,000 pounds of liquid nitrogen caught on fire early Saturday morning in the area of Silva Street in Hilo.

Hawai`i County Fire Department crews responded to the scene at 2:21 a.m. where they found fire burning in the vehicles wheel and brake area.

Fire crews extinguished the flames and cooled the burn area before turning the scene over to the trucking company.

Officials say no leaking or off-gassing occurred.

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