Liquid Nitrogen Tanker Catches Fire on I-696 in Roseville

ROSEVILLE, MI – On Saturday February 15th, 2020, at approximately 1:00 PM, troopers responded to East bound I-696 near Belanger in Roseville for a Tanker Fire.

The truck was loaded with liquid nitrogen. The preliminary investigation revealed that the tanker caught fire around the wheels on the right side of truck.

Roseville Fire responded, put out the fire, checked air quality and for any possible leaks. There were no injuries. It has been determined by MSP Motor Carrier and the Roseville Fire Chief that the truck was not stable enough to tow off the freeway to off load the nitrogen.

Another tanker truck was dispatched to the scene. The right 2 lanes were closed for an additional 1-2 hours.

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