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Semi hauling thousands of gallons of gas catches fire in Akron

November 16, 2018

Semi hauling thousands of gallons of gas catches fire in Akron

AKRON, Ohio — A semi hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline caught fire early Friday morning but firefighters were able to put it out before it reached the tanker.

The fire occurred in the northbound lanes of Ohio 8 just north of East Exchange Street. The road was temporarily shut down after the fire so the gasoline could be transferred to another tanker, according to the fire department.

A HazMat team was called in but there was no leak of fuel. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire also was not reported.

Ohio 8 was reopened before 5 a.m.

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