Oil Truck Bursts Into Flames on Long Island Road

There is no word that anyone suffered serious injuries

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014  |  Updated 9:29 PM EDT
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A 30-year-old man was driving a heating oil truck on Merrick Road in Massapequa when he heard a loud bang, police said. When the driver looked in his rearview mirror he saw flames coming from the rear of the truck. Ida Siegal reports.

A 30-year-old man was driving a heating oil truck on Merrick Road in Massapequa when he heard a loud bang, police said. When the driver looked in his rearview mirror he saw flames coming from the rear of the truck. Ida Siegal reports.

A truck fire on Long Island caused road closures and homes to be evacuated, authorities said.

A 30-year-old man was driving a heating oil truck on Merrick Road in Massapequa around 10:30 a.m. Sunday when he heard a loud bang, police said. When the driver looked in his rearview mirror he saw flames coming from the rear of the truck.

Eastbound and westbound lanes on the street were closed due to the fire. Several homes in the area and two churches were also evacuated.

The Fire Marshal is investigating what set the fire off. There is no word that anyone suffered serious injuries.
 

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