BETHLEHEM – A van carrying between 30 and 40 bottles of oxygen caught fire on Delaware Avenue Wednesday, May 17.
It’s unclear what caused the fire, but it was reported by a passing Bethlehem police officer at around 3 pm. The driver notified police of his cargo and the bottles were removed from the van before igniting.
The area was shut down for a period of time while the Delmar Fire Department extinguished the blaze and cleaned up.
Bethlehem police are continuing to investigate.
Reporting and photos by Tom Heffernan Sr.