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Crews battle a tractor trailer blaze on I-80 in Liberty Twp.

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LIBERTY TWP., Ohio - Liberty Township fire crews battled a tractor trailer blaze on Interstate 80 on Monday evening after it's cabin caught fire.

Troopers say the driver was traveling east-bound on I-80 when he suddenly noticed smoke coming from his truck and pulled over near the Belmont exit.

They also tell us the Environmental Protection Agency and the local hazmat was contacted.

“They’re just doing that more as a precautionary. Whenever approximately 25 gallons of fuel has spilled we are required to call the EPA. But it's more of a minimal circumstance at this time,” said  Daniel Morrison with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The driver was not injured in the accident. Troopers tell 21 News that there were no public health or safety concerns due to the fuel spill.

 

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