I-40 in Oklahoma blocked after accident leads to propane truck fire


HMN-A vehicle accident lead to the closure of I-40 in Oklahoma as a truck carrying propane caught on fire.  Firefighter extinguished the nearby brush exposure while the propane was burned off. (OKCFOX)

A propane truck fire sent one person to the hospital and blocked all lanes of I-40 in Canadian County for several hours.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that all lanes of the interstate are back open Calumet Road exit west of El Reno. All lanes were blocked Monday night, due to a fire involving a propane truck. Authorities say a crash sparked the fire. The propane fire spread to a nearby field, causing a grass fire which was extinguished by firefighters after the remaining propane finished burning in the truck.

At least one person was transported from the scene via a medical helicopter.


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