- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A tanker truck carrying thousands of gallons of gasoline caught fire near a Los Angeles freeway and it took 124 firefighters to knock down the flames.

City fire spokesman Brian Humphrey says the tandem truck’s rear trailer, carrying around 4,800 gallons of fuel, overturned and caught fire around 3:30 p.m. Friday at the bottom of an Interstate 5 onramp in East Los Angeles.

The driver told KCAL-TV he was turning onto the ramp.

Humphrey says a home received minor damage and two others were threatened but there were no evacuations or injuries.

Firefighters sprayed foam and water on the burning truck to knock down the stubborn flames and cool the tank so the remaining fuel could be transferred.

A nearby truck and a trash bin also caught fire.


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