Philly Food Truck Explosion Impacts St. Louis Regulations

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    A food truck explosion that injured a dozen people led fire crews to make propane tank inspections a high priority.

    The explosion of a food truck in Philadelphia that injured 12 people on July 1 has prompted changes well beyond the city limits. The St. Louis fire marshal's office started checks of food truck propane tanks this past Friday.

    NewsChannel 5 in St. Louis reports that a staff member of the marshal's office checked propane tanks for leaks at Food Truck Friday in Tower Grove Park, a regular event that draws up to 5,000 people.

    That staff member also informed vendors that the regulation of food trucks would now be handled by the city's building department, while the fire marshal would remain in control of propane tank inspections.

    The city could not comment on the impact of the Philadelphia explosion on future food truck regulations.