- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 8, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a propane tanker that has caught fire near Black Canyon City north of Phoenix and closed both lanes of Interstate 17.

Arizona Department of Transportation officials say there’s no estimate of when the freeway will reopen.

The accident occurred before 4 p.m. Tuesday near Table Mesa Road.

Phoenix Fire Department officials say it appears the tanker blew a tire before catching fire.

They say there are 300 gallons of propane inside the tanker and the fire briefly ignited some brush along the freeway.

Crews are spraying water in the tanker to put out the fire and cool the propane.


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