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UPDATE 3 Wed 10:40pm: One lane reopened on I-80 after fire

January 30, 2013
The Tribune Chronicle , Tribune Chronicle |

LIBERTY -- All lanes of Interstate 80 have been reopened after a fire in a tanker truck carrying cooking oil.

The truck caught fire about 7:45 p.m. near the weigh station between the Hubbard and Belmont Avenue exits on I-80, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Both westbound lanes were closed while firefighters from various area departments responded. The fire was doused with foam.

A blown tire caused friction which ignited the blaze, according to officials.

No injuries were reported.



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