Oxygen tank explodes destroying Maine dental office in fire


The Westbrook (Maine) Fire Department cited a light in the ceiling at a local dentist's office as the cause of an explosive fire, according to WGME.

Spreading to the second floor, which is occupied as apartments, the dentist office was destroyed after an oxygen tank exploded. While no one was injured in the fire, the fire department said one of two oxygen tanks exploded.

The dentist's office also had two nitro tanks on hand, which were left unharmed. Although still under investigation, the fire department chief said the fire was accidental and not suspicious.

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