Emergency crews and hazmat teams responded to a massive gas tanker explosion in Frederick County, Maryland.
According to reports, a gas tanker truck crashed next to a neighborhood and caused multiple homes to catch fire.
The driver of the gas tanker reportedly passed away.
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🚨#BREAKING: A Gas Tanker truck has crashed causing a massive explosion
📌 #Frederick | #Maryland
⁰Currently Multiple emergency crews along with hazmat crews are responding to a massive gas tanker explosion in Frederick County Maryland after a gas tanker truck and crashed next… https://t.co/amlwMQIR5p pic.twitter.com/1PAonCho2V
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) March 4, 2023
Massive fire after a Sheetz gas tanker exploded less than 50 yards from residences on I-15 in Frederick, Maryland. pic.twitter.com/uk7HAvHbxC
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) March 4, 2023
🚨#BREAKING: 🔥Huge explosion rocks Frederick, Maryland as a gas tanker truck crashes and ignites, causing a massive fire that emergency crews are working to contain. Hazmat teams are also on the scene as reports of burning smells fill the air. #FrederickExplosion #MarylandStrong pic.twitter.com/esnaaFBN82
— Catalyst for Change (@ChangeLabHQ) March 4, 2023
⚠️ HAPPENING NOW: Hazmat teams responding to a massive gas tanker explosion less than 50 yards from residences on I-15 in Frederick, Maryland. pic.twitter.com/4mmyqnxJo9
— Upward News (@UpwardNewsHQ) March 4, 2023
One person died after an overturned gas tanker exploded on a highway in Frederick, Maryland, causing a fire that damaged nearby homes and vehicles, state police say https://t.co/aL78TTB4xg
— CNN (@CNN) March 4, 2023
“@MDSP on the scene of an overturned tanker that is on fire on US 15 in Frederick. US 15 closed between Rt 50 and 7th Street in both directions,” Maryland State Police tweeted.
#ALERT @MDSP on the scene of an overturned tanker that is on fire on US 15 in Frederick. US 15 closed between Rt 50 and 7th Street in both directions. Follow https://t.co/uWmHvsuJ9Q for updated road conditions. Updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/sBv9Gdoyl9
— MD State Police (@MDSP) March 4, 2023
The driver of a tanker that exploded Saturday into massive flames in Frederick has died.
Multiple vehicles and homes were damaged by the flames caused by the overturned tanker. No other injuries or fatalities were immediately reported.
Maryland state fire marshals are reporting to the scene, as well as the Maryland Department of the Environment, according to Maryland State Police.
Southbound U.S. Route 15 reopened at around 3 p.m.
Fire Chief Tom Coe confirmed at a press conference that all fires were extinguished, and the investigation is ongoing.
Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor posted this update to Facebook:
Our City is thankful for the support of our Governor Wes Moore and our state agencies with regard to today’s tanker fire. The response from the federal, state, county and local levels is a reflection of the best of our community. This work is the reason why this incident was not more tragic than we experienced today.We will continue to monitor the effects of this incident, due to the hazardous materials that spilled but initial reports are positive that there is no damage to Carroll Creek or our sanitary sewer system.
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