Oil truck fire temporarily closes Cedar Street
An empty tanker truck caught fire Wednesday afternoon on Cedar Avenue in front of the Demopolis First United Methodist Church.
The driver of the truck was partially able to get off Cedar Avenue and into the old Marvin’s parking lot after experiencing mechanical issues.
Demopolis Fire Chief Tommy Tate said he was told the driver’s trailer brakes locked up after an air line broke.
The small fire occurred after a break in a hydraulic fuel line. Demopolis Fire and Rescue responded to the fire and cleaned-up the spilled fuel.
Demopolis Police were also on the scene redirecting traffic around the accident.