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Tanker fire closes US 301 near Normandy

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A tanker truck fire Sunday evening on U.S. 301 at Gilridge Road, just north of Normandy Boulevard, closed the highway in both directions.

Jacksonville Fire Rescue crews responded to the fire just before 8 p.m. and put it out with foam, but cleanup took several hours.

Lanes began to reopen about three hours later.