Tanker bursts into flames after overturning in Port Deposit

Fuel tanker hit another vehicle at approximately 9:15 p.m.

  • A fuel tanker burns on South Main Street in Port Deposit Aug. 24.
A fuel tanker burns on South Main Street in Port Deposit Aug.… (Photo courtesy of the Cecil…)
August 24, 2012|By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun

A fuel tanker overturned and burst into flames in Port Deposit Friday night, officials said.

The incident happened around 9:15 p.m. on Route 222 at Main Street, said Sgt. W.O. Jones of the Maryland State Police. The tanker hit "what appears to be a passenger vehicle," he said.

Emergency crews were on the scene late Friday, and Main Street was blocked off, police said.

Fire companies from Havre de Grace, Aberdeen and Darlington in Harford County were called in to help respond to the fire and fill in at Cecil County firehouses, said Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association spokesman Rich Gardiner.

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