Tanker Fire Causes Collapse of Overpass

Tanker Fire

by mobrian on July 15, 2009

Hazel Park and Area Firefighters Challenged with Large Fire

Tonight a tanker carrying 9,000 gallons of flammable liquids traveling on I-75 was involved in an accident with a Meijer delivery truck.  Reports indicate the truck hit a portion of the bridge support and rolled over and ignited in fire.  Crews from Hazel Park, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Detroit, and beyond are working to extingusih the fire which is feed by the flammable liquid carried on the tanker vehicle.

Initial reports have indicated that the driver of the two vehicles may have been killed.  The fire has caused a portion of the Nine Mile Road bridge to collapse onto the freeway.

A partial evacuation of the area has been conducted and both directions of the freeway will be closed for some time.

Earlier in the day, the Hazel Park Firefighters responded to a house explosion which was unrelated to the incident.  As more information becomes available we will let you know.

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