Van fire and explosions off I-17

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- Firefighters faced a dangerous situation in North Phoenix Tuesday afternoon when they responded to a van fire with explosions.

The van was on the Interstate 17 northbound off ramp to Deer Valley Road.

The van's left rear tire went flat and the van caught fire, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. The driver tried to put the blaze out with a fire extinguisher.

The van belongs to Johnson Control Company. Several industrial tanks with various flammable gases exploded.

Nobody was hurt.

The ramp was closed from about 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Amateur video: 23rd & Deer Valley Van on Fire Phoenix, Az 09/03/2013