Sky 25 captured a heart-stopping scene in Haverhill on Tuesday after a fire broke out at an oil company. It happened on Hale Street in Haverhill.
Two workers had to race to pull away a tube that appeared to have been feeding the burning truck. The men raced up the stairs of the rig beside the tanker, and one of them climbed on board the burning tanker to free the tube and then stomped on an open hatch to make sure it was closed.
The men were then able to get down off the rig as fire crews continued to pour water on the tanker. “I heard first an explosion that shook my whole house and then there were multiple explosions after I come out, and there are flames like 10 to 20 feet. It burned for about an hour and they were not getting it under control,” said Richard Robinson, who lives nearby.
Firefighters agree there was a risk of a major explosion.