Tanker Overturns, Catches Fire Near Downtown Los Angeles

Tanker Truck Fire - H 2014
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Tanker Truck Fire - H 2014

No injures were reported

A tanker trunk overturned near downtown Los Angeles, causing a blaze Friday afternoon.

There were no injures reported in the accident, which occurred at 3:30 p.m. at 2684 E 8th St. in Boyle Heights, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Three homes were initially threatened by the fire, but by 3:50 p.m., the LAFD tweeted that the homes were no longer in danger. 

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Firefighters continued to battle the fire, which the LAFD believed continued to be fed solely by the tanker's fuel.