Two injured in underground gas tank fire

Posted at 6:08 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 19:10:05-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two people were transported to the hospital after being injured in an underground gas tank fire.

Nashville Fire Department officials say a crew was working on an underground gas tank Monday evening when it caught fire at a Mapco on Highway 70.

An off-duty firefighter just happened to be getting gas at the gas station when the fire started. Officials say the firefighters, who has a background in hazmat emergencies, quickly tried to help the two men who were burned in the fire.

Two people were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries.