Oil tanker fire sparks evacuations in Massapequa

An oil tanker went up in flames in

An oil tanker went up in flames in Massapequa, prompting residents to be evacuated in the area. (February 16, 2014 6:09 PM)

An oil tanker went up in flames in Massapequa Sunday morning, prompting evacuations in the immediate area.

The fire broke out at around 10 a.m. on Merrick Road between Bayview Avenue and Cedar Shore Drive, near St. Rose of Lima Church and a children's Catholic school.

The 10-wheel truck was carrying about 4,000 gallons of home heating oil when the fire sparked. Some of the oil spilled...

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