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Freeway explosion: Tanker truck explodes in fireball on 60 Freeway

Tanker explodes on 60 freeway
A tanker truck carrying fuel exploded Wednesday on eastbound 60 Freeway at Paramount Boulevard in Montebello, authorities said.

The incident was first called in at 12:07 p.m. and the fire continues to engulf the big rig, said Officer Francisco Villalobos, a public information officer with the California Highway Patrol. 

All lanes are closed in both directions as the Los Angeles County Fire Department works to contain the fire. Traffic heading east will be diverted to the Garfield and Wilcox avenues exit and westbound traffic will be diverted to San Gabriel Boulevard.

The Fire Department closed off the area after it was deemed a safety hazard.

Authorities do not know the cause of the explosion.  No injuries were reported.


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Photo: A tanker truck exploded on the 60 Freeway on Wednesday afternoon. Credit: KTLA-TV

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