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Three critically hurt after fuel tanker explodes on I-95 in Florida

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Shira Moolten

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Three people are in critical condition after multiple vehicles caught on fire near the Atlantic Ave exit of Interstate 95 when a fuel tanker truck exploded Tuesday afternoon, closing down all lanes in both directions.

Delray Beach, Boca Raton and Palm Beach County fire rescue teams were all working to put out the fire, Delray Beach Fire Rescue said in a tweet. In a video the officials posted of the scene, plumes of black smoke billowed into the air.

“Drivers should avoid the highway in Delray Beach,” the tweet read.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:23 p.m. As of 2:00 p.m., Google maps reported an hour and a half long slowdown on I-95.

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