Breaking: Authorities are on the scene of a sanitary tanker fire on Dauphin Street just west of I-65. News 5 cameras captured the dramatic moments as a firefighter narrowly escaped injury. The video shows the firefighter approaching the truck, as he walks towards it a tire suddenly explodes. The blast sends him reeling as a small amount of debris blasts towards him. Another firefighter, still putting on his gear, was also close by. He moves a bit further away, as the first firefighter marches on to get the fire under control. Firefighters had the fire out in a matter of minutes.
Mobile Fire-Rescue is on the scene, News 5 has crews on the way.
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