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QT Tanker Truck Burns Along Highway 75 Near Owasso

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Investigators think the fire spread from the brakes and tires on the rear of the fuel tanker. Investigators think the fire spread from the brakes and tires on the rear of the fuel tanker.
The tanker held 8,500 gallons of unleaded. The tanker held 8,500 gallons of unleaded.
Firefighters had to let the fuel burn itself out. Firefighters had to let the fuel burn itself out.
OWASSO, Oklahoma -

Highway 75 is back open after a fuel tanker truck caught on fire near 116th Street North. Residents in Collinsville and Owasso saw the flames shooting into the air.

The driver told firefighters he saw a fire coming from his fuel tanker trailer around 10 Saturday night. He said he pulled over the semi, jumped out and tried to use his fire extinguisher.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says when troopers arrived they saw the rear part of the trailer on fire. By the time firefighters arrived, the fire had spread to the fully loaded fuel tanker.

"We're lucky it's on the shoulder; we're lucky it's Saturday night; we're lucky in the north part of the county - it's not downtown underneath a bridge somewhere," said Trooper Dwight Durant, OHP.

"Lot of things went right considering what we had."

4/9/2016 Related Story: Tanker Fire Shuts Down Highway 75 In Owasso

Collinsville Rural, Owasso, Sperry and Tulsa fire departments all worked to put out the fire.

"We had to back up and just let itself burn out because of a full load of fuel on it, and there's no where to go with it," said Chief Jim Wilson, Collinsville Rural Fire Department.

The truck was carrying 8500 gallons of gasoline. Crews came at it from all angles to keep it contained.

Firefighters say the high winds actually helped fire burn out the tanker. It did cause some small grass fires along the shoulder to start, but they were quickly brought under control.

Troopers believe the fire started when the brakes on the rear of the fuel tanker trailer caught the tires on fire.

The highway had at least one lane closed off for over nine hours.

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