May 04. 2013 10:52AM

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

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)

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.