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Semi Vac Truck Fire


A company contracted services to clean out a production tank containing hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons are highly volatile and, under certain conditions such as agitation, can flash off-gases or fumes. In this case, fumes were ignited by the operating vac truck equipment and a flash fire occurred.