Fire strikes Providence dock as tanker unloading
Fire engulfed a dock at the Port of Providence on Tuesday night when lightning struck as a tanker was unloading gasoline, sending large plumes of smoke and fireballs into the air.Coast Guard officials said the Nord Europa, a Danish ship, was able to safely pull away from the dock. Assistant Fire Chief Mark Pare said the 600-foot tanker was unloading gasoline when lightning struck nearby and set off a fire. He said no injuries were reported.
Pare said about 100 firefighters were at the scene.