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Fuel truck explosion leaves Phoenix-area man with face burns

Posted at 2:38 PM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 16:38:40-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona firefighters have confirmed a man remains in critical condition after a fuel truck exploded leaving him with burns on his head and face.

Phoenix Fire Department authorities say crews responded to a vehicle fire near 39th and Clarendon avenues Tuesday.

Authorities say the 40-year-old driver was rushed to a hospital.

Hazmat crews worked to contain the fuel spill and monitor the area.

Authorities say a second tanker was sent to the location to siphon the remaining fuel from the original truck.

Authorities say it is unknown what caused the truck to explode.

Phoenix Fire hazmat units along with Phoenix police contacted the state Department of Transportation and the National Transportation Safety Board to assist in the investigation.