Firefighters extinguish liquid nitrogen trailer fire

Firefighters extinguished a brake/wheel fire in a trailer carrying 38,000 pounds of liquid nitrogen early Saturday morning.

According to a Fire Department statement, the 2:18 a.m. alarm was sounded from Silva Street, in the Keaukaha industrial area including the Port of Hilo.

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Eight companies responded, with the first unit on scene at 2:24 a.m.

The fire was extinguished three minutes later and firefighters continued to cool down the tank and wheel areas of the trailer before turning it back over to the trucking companies.

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No injuries or leaks were reported.

Liquid nitrogen, which is used for flash freezing, is not flammable.

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