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60 gallons of fuel spilled on Palmetto Expressway, car engulfed in flames

Hialeah, Florida – Traffic in the southbound lanes of the Palmetto Expressway at Okeechobee Road was interrupted by a car fire, Thursday.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials say, the car erupted in flames around 11:50 a.m. following a crash.
When firefighters arrived at the scene they find the vehicle engulfed in flames and they worked quickly to extinguish the fire.
60 gallons of fuel spilled onto the roadway as a result of the accident, and the Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) was requested to respond to the scene.
No injuries were reported.
“MDFR reminds drivers that if your car ever catches on fire, try to just pull over to a safe spot, and shut off the engine,” MDFR said in a statement. “This will stop the flow of fuel, which can prevent a full-blown fire from occurring. Get yourself and all passengers out of the car, and move to a safe place as far away from the car as possible.”

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