Fire on a train loaded with LPG in Sarzana: very serious accident avoided – Chronicle

Sarzana (La Spezia), 22 October 2021 – Fear in Sarzana. In the early afternoon of Friday the fire brigade of the detachment of Sarzana intervened at the Sarzana railway station for a prthe incipient fire of a railway tank car which transported LPG gas, liquefied petroleum gas. On site, in addition to the team of territorial competence, a support team intervened from the headquarters in La Spezia with a tank pump car and two other small teams with tank trucks and air wagons, vehicles with breathing air reserve.

Due to the accident, the railway line was interrupted and the power line deactivated in order to allow the rescue operations of the firefighters who intervened with sixteen operating units. After evacuating the train station, the teams arrived on the spot found overheating braking system of the railway wagon with next start of fire and immediately they worked to extinguish the flames but above all to cool the brakes and the tank affected by the accident.

On site, the rescue operations were coordinated by the engineer Pietro Muscinesi, duty officer in the fire brigade command of La Spezia. When the operations were completed and after having restored the safety conditions of the area, the railway line was reactivated in the evening by the RFI personnel. The Sarzana Railway Police personnel and the 118 health personnel with an ambulance are present on site.

Maurizio Costanzo

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