Tanker truck catches fire on NJ highway

Tanker explodes on highway in southern New Jersey

A tanker truck holding nearly 10,000 gallons of fuel overturned and caught fire on a southern New Jersey highway Monday morning, NBC Philadelphia reported.

The tanker—which was carrying 9,000 gallons of fuel—exploded on the Route 90 eastbound on ramp to U.S. Route 130 in Pennsauken, New Jersey, the report said, citing Pennsauken Police Lt. Michael Probasco. The driver was pulled from the truck and was not injured, the report said.

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Both Routes 90 and 130 were closed as of noon on Monday and nearby homes were being evacuated, NBC Philadelphia reported.

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