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Tanker truck hauling heating oil in Maryland erupts in flames after crash
Fire erupts on Maryland interstate after tanker truck crash
A tanker truck overturned in a fiery wreck in Pikesville, Maryland, Friday morning. (Clifford Gambrill / LOCAL NEWS X /TMX)
A tanker truck carrying heating oil burst into flames Friday morning following a crash along Interstate 795 in the Baltimore area, sending thick plumes of smoke billowing into the sky.
The fiery wreck happened near Owings Mills and officials are urging drivers to stay away from the area as "this incident is expected to impact traffic for an extended period."
"Units were dispatched just before 6 a.m. to I-795 between Owings Mills Boulevard and the Beltway for a motor vehicle crash with fire. Crews found an 8,500-gallon tanker truck on fire," the Baltimore County Fire Department said in a statement.
"Firefighters freed the driver from the truck, and EMS crews transported him to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in serious condition," it added.
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