Hazmat crews called to south side

Published: Mar. 1, 2013 at 9:55 AM MST|Updated: Mar. 8, 2013 at 4:55 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The early morning started with a possible hazmat situation after an accident between a Union Pacific train and a tanker truck near 22nd and Campbell.

Tucson Fire Department arrived on the scene to find a gasoline tanker truck flipped over by a train, but TFD is saying they aren't sure how the accident happened.  

According to TFD's public information officer the tanker may have been holding close to 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel, they aren't sure exactly how much diesel escaped the tanker though, as there are several compartments inside the tank.  The potential for fire is also low, according to TFD officials, as the fuel is diesel and the low morning temperatures.

A crew from TFD is still at the scene, assisting Union Pacific with the removal of the remaining diesel in the tanker and clean up of the area.

The driver of the tanker was taken to a local hospital, according to TFD officials, with minor injuries.

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