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Local News

Tanker Bursts Into Flames
Posted by Kerri Krueger on Sep 4, 2007 - 12:50:56 PM

Driver Injured, Brush Ignited After Tanker Bursts Into Flames

By Kerri Krueger

kerri@canyon-news.com

 

TOPANGA CANYONOn September 3, the driver of a tanker truck was injured after his vehicle burst into flames while on the off-ramp of the Hollywood Freeway (101) near Topanga Canyon.

 

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Photo courtesy of CBS.
“A mattress was tangled in the undercarriage of the truck and trailer, causing the trailer to ignite and catch fire,” said Officer Patrick Kimball of the California Highway Patrol ( CHP). “The truck cabin was saved, but the trailer was a large loss.”

 

The flames from the truck quickly spread to nearby brush which began to burn quickly. At around 7 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department received a call about the accident and fire. Firefighters responded quickly, finding the semi on its side engulfed in flames and went into action. A pair of helicopters aided in the fight by serving in reconnaissance roles and also helped to defend a nearby office building from catching fire as well.

 

The blaze was put out in around forty minutes with no further injuries reported. The driver of the tanker, a 54-year-old man from Idaho, was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in good condition with burns to his left wrist and arm.



 

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