Truck carrying propane tank explodes in Burger King drive-thru

Truck carrying propane tank explodes in Burger King drive-thru

A man was taken to the hospital after his truck carrying an propane tank exploded in the drive-thru of a Burger King.

It happened Friday afternoon in Beebe, Arkansas, according to Channel 2's ABC affiliate KATV.

In a video ABC News received, the driver could be seen standing next to the flames the moment the tank exploded.

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A man's propane tank caught fire while in the drive-thru lane at Burger King. Fortunately he got out of the way before it exploded. https://abcn.ws/2GJxheq

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The Beebe Police Department said an employee noticed a 100 pound propane tank releasing air and gas. The employee told the driver, who went to shut off the valve when the truck caught fire.

The driver was taken to a local hospital, but his injuries are unknown.

The Beebe Fire Department said there was damage to both outside and inside the fast food restaurant.

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This afternoon at approximately 1:30 p.m. Beebe Police Officers and Firemen responded to a pickup on fire in the drive through lane of the Burger King Restaurant located at 2326 Center Street in Beebe. The employees of the business reported that there was a 100 pound propane tank in the bed of the pickup truck and one of the employees noted it was releasing air and gas. She told the driver and he got out of the truck and went to check the shut off valve on the tank when the truck burst into flames. The first officer on scene made sure everyone was safely out of the building then drove around the building to make sure everyone was staying a safe distance from the burning truck. As you can see in the video that’s when the propane tank exploded. The driver of the pickup truck was injured and taken to Unity Hospital. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time. The Beebe Fire Department responded and was quickly able to put the fire out. The outside and inside of business sustained damage.

Posted by Beebe Police Department on Friday, April 26, 2019