Fire chief defends total highway closure at hazmat truck fire

The large, toxic blaze sent 10 to the hospital, prompting the chief to err on the side of caution


By Duncan Gibbon
The Coventry Telegraph

WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY, England — The fireman in charge of the toxic lorry blaze on the M6 has revealed how the various chemicals on board hampered their efforts to fight the flames.

Nuneaton station commander Steve Langhor said the truck carried 1,000 litres of highly flammable acetone, containers of toxic carbon hydrochloride, and a "whole list of other chemicals", some of which react violently to water.

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