No one hurt after tanker truck fire on U.S. 301

Hillsborough County

(Photo: The Hillsborough County Fire Rescue)

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A tanker truck caught fire on U.S. Highway 301 near Rhodine Road early Wednesday morning. No one was hurt.

The Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to the fire around 2:30 a.m.

Fire officials say the tanker was carrying molten sulfur, but the cab’s natural gas tanks, which were venting when they arrived, were what caused the fire.

Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the cab and there were no leaks, officials say.

The incident shut down the roadway in both directions, but all lanes have since reopened.

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