Friday, September 13, 2013

Gas Tanker Catches Fire On I-75

Fort Myers, Fl. -- On Thursday, September 12, 2013 a tanker truck was southbound on Interstate 75 north of Corkscrew Road. For unknown reasons, the vehicle caught fire. 

The driver, Carlos Julio Marquinhos, 26 of Cape Coral was able to safely bring the truck to a controlled stop on the shoulder and exit the vehicle. 

The vehicle, carrying 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 500 gallons of gasoline, became fully engulfed. Multiple fire departments arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. Once the remaining fuel was cool enough, it was pumped into another tanker truck. 

The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 were closed for approximately 6 hours.

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