18-wheeler explosion at Flying J

Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 2:06 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Fire Rescue Service (BFRS) crews are working at 18-wheeler fire at the Flying J on Daniel Payne Drive in Birmingham.

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BFRS says an explosion happened on the rear of the rig. The truck was carrying lithium battery in 55-gallon drums.

The driver was not in the vehicle when it exploded and he is safe.

The hazard has been contained at this time, according to BFRS.

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