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Gas tanker truck catches fire on 134 Freeway

A gasoline tanker truck caught fire on the westbound 134 Freeway at the 5 Freeway on Saturday, April 7, 2012.
April 7, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A gasoline tanker truck caught fire on the westbound 134 Freeway at the 5 Freeway on Saturday night, sending tall flames and thick black plumes of smoke into the air.

The tanker was carrying about 9,000 gallons of fuel. Several firefighters rushed to the scene to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby brush.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known and as of 11:45 p.m. there was no word of injuries.

Note: An earlier version of this story stated the tanker was carrying 86,000 gallons of fuel. That figure was changed to about 9,000 gallons upon receiving updated information.


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