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Tanker fire closes I-45 in Hutchins

The highway was shut down in both directions for hours.
Credit: Bryan Titsworth
Tanker fire burns in Hutchins

HUTCHINS, Texas — A tanker truck fire closed I-45 in both directions around 6:00 a.m. Sunday in Hutchins in southern Dallas County.

Credit: Bryan Titsworth
Early morning tanker fire snarls traffic in Hutchins

Firefighters established a perimeter around the burning tanker and were letting it burn out around 6:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.

Northbound lanes were open by 10:30 a.m.

The cleanup process was expected to take several hours, and the southbound highway was down to just one lane due to "extensive road damage" according to TXDOT.