AKRON, Ohio -- A semi tanker that was hauling approximately 8500 gallons of gasoline caught fire on State Route 8 in Akron just before 3 a.m. Friday.
It happened just north of the E. Exchange St. overpass.
The Akron Fire Department quickly extinguished the flames before the "tanker trailer was compromised."
In a news release, the department said no gasoline leaked.
The road was closed in both directions while firefighters battled the flames. The lanes were all reopened by about 8 a.m.
The Springfield Fire Department assisted with their water tanker.