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State Route 8 reopens at Central Interchange in Akron after tanker carrying gasoline catches fire

Posted: 7:27 AM, Nov 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-16 08:14:35-05

State Route 8 has reopened at Central Interchange in Akron after a semi-tanker carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline caught fire, The Akron Fire Department confirmed.

Fire crews responded with a HAZMAT response and were able to extinguish the fire before the tanker released any gasoline, fire officials said.

State Route 8 was closed at Interstate 77 and Interstate 76 until another tank could be brought in, so the gasoline could be transferred.

The Springfield Fire Department assisted with their tanker.