GENESEO, Ill. — A tanker hauling a flammable liquid along Interstate 80 caught on fire, prompting authorities to briefly close the interstate to drivers.
The tanker's cab caught fire around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, according to a spokesperson from the Geneseo Fire Department. Given the contents of the tanker, there was concern of a potential explosion; the Geneseo Fire Department was able to put the fire out before any danger arose.
During this time a portion of I-80, between Atkinson and Geneseo, was closed.
The driver was able to get out unharmed.
I-80 was fully reopened by 2:30 p.m.