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Tanker fire on I-80 complicated by boiling cooking oil

HUBBARD, Ohio - Fire crews from the United States Air Force Base in Vienna Township were called to I-80 Wednesday night to extinguish a tanker fire that was complicated by thousands of pounds of used cooking oil.

While traveling west on I-80, the tire on a trailer hauling used cooking oil went flat causing a fire on the trailer.

The driver of the semi-truck pulled over on the road, disconnected the truck from the trailer and parked a safe distance away.

The oil in the trailer began to boil because of the heat from the flames, but the air force crew was able to extinguish the fire using a special foaming agent.

The Westbound lane on I-80 was closed as a precaution, but there is no report of the oil leaking from the trailer.

Tune in to 21 News at 11 for more details on this developing story.

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