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NEW ORLEANS -- Officials are on the scene of a tanker truck fire Wednesday night in the Ninth Ward.

The incident happened before 7 p.m. near Poland and Claiborne avenues.

The fire has been extinguished and there's no danger of an explosion. There was some leakage on the tanker truck.

NOPD spokeswoman Officer Hilal Williams said the tanker truck ran into a pickup truck at the bottom of the bridge. She said the tanker fell off on it side, hit a utility pole and went up into flames.

The driver of the tanker truck is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The pick-up truck driver reported only minor injuries.

As of 7:30 p.m., the intersection was closed to traffic.

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