Fiery tanker crash in San Francisco hospitalizes one, closes southbound Highway 101 

A fiery tanker crash on Highway 101 closed all southbound lanes Wednesday morning and sent one person to the hospital. (KGO-TV/Courtesy photo) - A FIERY TANKER CRASH ON HIGHWAY 101 CLOSED ALL SOUTHBOUND LANES WEDNESDAY MORNING AND SENT ONE PERSON TO THE HOSPITAL. (KGO-TV/COURTESY PHOTO)
  • A fiery tanker crash on Highway 101 closed all southbound lanes Wednesday morning and sent one person to the hospital. (KGO-TV/Courtesy photo)
  • A fiery tanker crash on Highway 101 closed all southbound lanes Wednesday morning and sent one person to the hospital. (KGO-TV/Courtesy photo)

One person has been taken to the hospital after a tanker truck overturned and caught fire Wednesday morning on southbound San Francisco U.S. Highway 101, officials said.  The freeway is estimated to remain closed until at least noon.

The crash occured around 5 a.m. on  southbound U.S. Highway 101 near Cesar Chavez Street, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Bartlett.

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Jesus Ruiz with the California Department of Transportation's Transportation Management Center says the cab of the truck caught fire.

The fire was out as of 6:15 a.m., according to the CHP.

Video footage from KGO-TV showed flames and smoke coming from the truck.

One person was taken to San Francisco General Hospital. Fire crews are still at the scene of the fiery crash, a fire official said.

Other vehicles were involved, but Caltrans officials did not know how many or whether there were any injuries.

All southbound traffic has been shut down and will remain so until at least noon, officials said. A Sig-alert has been issued, according to the CHP.

Caltrans officials will be arriving shortly to access damage to the roadway, CHP officials said.

The Associated Press and KGO-TV contributed to this report.

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