- A tractor trailer hauling gasoline rolled over on a Route 24 ramp in Fall River Monday morning.
- — Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice)Mon, Jan 27 2014 15:11:07
- — Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice)Mon, Jan 27 2014 16:54:52Rt24 off ramp to Presidents Ave to be closed through afternoon and maybe into evening as @MassDEP continues to assess impact of fuel spill.
- — Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice)Mon, Jan 27 2014 15:13:40Female operator in Fall River crash was taken to RI Hospital w/injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
- — Melissa Randall (@MelissaARandall)Mon, Jan 27 2014 15:51:21Female driver pulled out of burning tanker by someone driving by. Fire chief says that person saved the womens life. @ABC6
- Videos of the fire have been posted on Facebook:
- The accident forced police to shut down Route 24, diverting traffic to I-195, causing traffic backups and delays.
- The fire was eventually brought under control, allowing highways to reopen.
- — Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice)Mon, Jan 27 2014 14:31:33Fire in Fall River Rt24 almost out. Nearby residents given option to leave homes, but fire was approx. 200 yards from closest home.
- — Matt Blanchette (@mattblanchette)Mon, Jan 27 2014 14:28:09Several surrounding communities called to help contain fire. Smoke has subsided. Looks like its under control in Fall River.
- Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles.
Pictures of the tractor trailer fire in Fall River
Accident snarls morning traffic; driver taken to hospital
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