An overturned tanker of gas exploded Frederick, MarylandThe north and southbound lanes were closed on Saturday afternoon U.S. Route 15 The highway running between Route 50 & 7th Street. Explosion reportedly This occurred Saturday at around 12:40 pm. ET.
Social media was used by local residents to capture the huge fireball and plumes black smoke that engulfed the roadway and streets, setting fire to nearby houses.
“Frederick County Fire & Rescue are on scene of what appears to be a tanker explosion in the area,” Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor wrote Facebook
“Multiple vehicles and homes suffered damage from flames from the fire caused by the overturned tanker,” Maryland State Police said Make a statement.
HAPPENING NOW — Frederick County MD Fire/EMS responds to numerous incidents at the moment.
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Traffic delays were extensive due to the road closings around the fire.
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