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Posted: 4:41 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Tanker fire reported on I-75

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Tim Chesnut / Staff
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By Breaking News Staff

MONROE —

Only the right lane of southbound Interstate 75 in Monroe remains closed as of about 5:30 a.m. after a reported tanker fire.

Crews closed the highway near Ohio 63 at the rest area for a short time, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol.

Flames were reported coming from the truck around 4:30 a.m.

According to initial reports, there was a danger that the tanker could explode. It was carrying ethanol, according to police dispatches.

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