Ute explodes into flames in Melbourne street

Stunning footage has emerged exhibiting the second a ute exploded in a Melbourne street after an oxygen tank caught alight.

The incident occurred about 6.30pm on Friday on the intersection of Bellbridge Drive and Aitken Avenue, Hoppers Crossing, police stated.

Shocking footage has emerged showing the moment a ute exploded in the street after an oxygen tank caught alight. Credit: Facebook
Digicam IconStunning footage has emerged exhibiting the second a ute exploded in the street after an oxygen tank caught alight. Credit score: Fb Credit score: Fb

The unidentified man gave operating commentary as he filmed the ute on fireplace earlier than it exploded forcing emergency service staff to hunt cowl.

The footage exhibits flames capturing skywards and particles flying throughout the street because the oxygen tank erupted.

“Wow that’s my work automobile on fireplace,” he stated in a peaceful voice because it exploded and emergency service staff took cowl.

Just moments before the oxygen bottles on board explode in a street in Hoppers Crossing. Credit: Facebook
Digicam IconSimply moments earlier than the oxygen bottles on board explode in a street in Hoppers Crossing. Credit score: Fb Credit score: Fb

“The acetylene bottle has simply exploded in the again of my automobile.

“How do I inform my boss that the automobile simply exploded in the street.

“The fuel bottle exploded and smashed into the cop’s automobile door.”

A police car blocks the road while the ute is on fire in a street in Hoppers Crossing in outer-Melbourne. Credit: Facebook
Digicam IconA police automobile blocks the street whereas the ute is on fireplace in a street in Hoppers Crossing in outer-Melbourne. Credit score: Fb Credit score: Fb

Police stated the oxygen tanks in the rear of the ute exploded and the automobile’s occupants have been unhurt.

“It’s believed oxygen tanks in the rear of a ute exploded,” police stated.

“The circumstances surrounding the incident usually are not deemed to be suspicious,” police stated.

Firefighters took simply 5 minutes to deliver the incident underneath management.

The top of the video exhibits the charred and twisted shell of the ute.

“I’ll park the ute out the entrance of my place, good and secure, and I’ll see you guys on Tuesday,” man stated.