The Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas was shut down by authorities Thursday due to a large-scale fire.
The blaze was reportedly started by an 18-wheel crude oil tanker that got into an accident and tipped over on the highway. The vehicle overturned in the crash, spilled fuel onto the road and caught fire. The blaze is ongoing and emergency personnel are trying to extinguish it.
The incident occurred around 11:45 a.m. EST and the area that is affected is the on-ramp to the downtown area, the Corpus Christi Caller Times reported.
As a result of the fire, police have “completely” shut down the bridge and the surrounding area on US Highway 181 and I-37.
Police said that the fire is now contained and under control. There were no injures or deaths reported as a result of the large blaze.
Here are some photos and videos from the scene:
The Tanker Emitted Massive Amounts of Thick, Black Smoke That could Be Seen for Miles
Onlookers Took to a Nearby Parking Garage to See the Fire
Crews Had to Extinguish the Fire From Far Away
At Least a Portion of the Harbor Bridge Caught Fire
The Emergency Response Center In Corpus Christi Was Activated as a Result
This post will be updated.