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Oil tanker, vehicle in fiery Central Coast collision

Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo
A tanker truck was involved in a fiery collision east of Santa Maria early Monday morning.

No serious injuries reported in Santa Barbara County crash.

An early morning traffic accident involving an oil tanker truck on the Central Coast sparked a brush fire, but it was contained before it could mushroom out of control.

The truck and another vehicle collided just before 5 a.m. Monday east of Santa Maria, near Dominion amd Orcutt Gary Roads. The crash sparked a quarter acre brush fire.

The tanker was carrying about 6000 gallons of crude oil, but fortunately it didn't catch on fire or spill. Crews spent much of the day transferring the oil to another tanker.

The drivers of both vehicles escaped with minor injuries.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.