Tanker truck catches fire; clean up causes road closure

KALIHI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The right most lane on the H-1 between the Middle Street Tunnel and the Likelike Exit was closed for some time on Tuesday morning due to a stalled tanker truck after its rear tires caught fire early.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the H-1 near the Gulick Avenue overpass in Kalihi.

Emergency crews were able to put out the flames in eight minutes, but several lanes of the freeway were closed during the work.

It is not clear what caused the problem.

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