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Tanker truck with 9K gallons of fuel crashes, catches fire

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A man looks at heavy black smoke, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Pennsauken, N.J. Authorities say a tanker truck carrying nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel has caught fire on a major southern New Jersey highway. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) A man looks at heavy black smoke, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Pennsauken, N.J. Authorities say a tanker truck carrying nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel has caught fire on a major southern New Jersey highway. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A firefighter is engulfed in smoke from a tanker truck fire Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Pennsauken, N.J. The fire broke out shortly after 11 a.m. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) A firefighter is engulfed in smoke from a tanker truck fire Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Pennsauken, N.J. The fire broke out shortly after 11 a.m. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Firefighters work the scene of a tanker truck fire Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Pennsauken, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Firefighters work the scene of a tanker truck fire Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Pennsauken, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Firefighters view smoke from a tanker truck fire Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Pennsauken, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Firefighters view smoke from a tanker truck fire Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Pennsauken, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (AP) — A tanker truck carrying nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel caught fire Monday on a major highway in southern New Jersey, spewing thick, black smoke into the sky.

Authorities said the driver managed to get out of the vehicle. He and a firefighter were both admitted to a hospital with undisclosed injuries. Officials said both were in stable condition.

The fire broke out shortly after 11 a.m., when the truck overturned on the Route 90 on-ramp to Route 130 in Pennsauken, authorities said. It wasn't clear what caused the truck to overturn.

Firefighters began dousing the truck with foam around noon. The blaze appeared to be out 10 minutes later but then reignited. Firefighters had it mostly under control again by 12:20 p.m.

The smoke could be seen 5 miles away, in downtown Philadelphia.

The Delaware River Port Authority, which oversees the on-ramp, is investigating.

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