Hazmat crews clean up crash scene on I-8 near Yuma

Interstate 8 near Yuma

Credit: Department of Public Safety

Interstate 8 near Yuma

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 16 at 10:38 AM

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) -- Transportation officials say a stretch of interstate east of Yuma has reopened following a crash and fire.
 
The Arizona Department of Transportation says Interstate 8 eastbound near Yuma fully reopened at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday after a traffic crash involving a tractor-trailer around 8 a.m.
 
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a commercial truck carrying corrosive liquid caught fire on I-8 about 35 miles west of the Arizona-California border.
 
DPS spokesman Carrick Cook says one person was treated for inhalation.
 
Cook says the fire was extinguished and hazmat crews cleaned up the scene.
 

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