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Rindge firefighters advance behind a curtain of water spray to shut off valves on an 18,000 gallon propane tank behind the Rindge Market Basket early Friday. (Courtesy of Rindge Fire and Rescue)

Firefighters battle fire at 18,000 gallon propane tank in Rindge

RINDGE - Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at an 18,000 gallon propane tank located behind the Market Basket on Route 202 around 4 a.m. Friday.

Using a curtain of water spray, firefighters were able to approach the tank and shut off the valves of the tank. The fire was then extinguished in a vaporizer unit, according to Rindge Fire and Rescue.

Rindge Fire and Rescue were assisted by mutual aid units from Jaffrey, Fitzwilliam, Troy, New Ipswich, and Winchendon, Mass. Jaffrey-Rindge Ambulance also responded.

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