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Quarter acre of forest burned in oil truck fire


A quarter acre of forest was burned up in a fire sparked by an oil tanker crash in California on Monday morning. 

The accident happened on October 11th at around 4:30 a.m. east of Santa Maria, California. 

According to KSBY 6 News, At least one other vehicle was involved in the crash that sent the tanker truck veering off the road and into a roadside ditch, sparking the fire. 

By the time firefighters arrived on scene, the entire cab of the truck was already engulfed in flames, and the fire had already spread to a nearby grove of eucalyptus trees, burning approximately ¼ of an acre. 

Thankfully, the flames did not spread to the tanker trailer of the truck, and no oil was spilled in the crash. 

The truck driver was not injured in the crash, but the driver of the other car was transported to a hospital with moderate injuries. 

No further information has been released.


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