Is literally like 2 miles away from my house last night. My brother is a firefighter but just moved about 45 minutes north from me about a month ago. If he was still a firefighter near my house he would of been on scene. He is really bummed that he missed it. Me and my roomate went up the road and were literally 300-400 feet away from the blast and watched for 2 hours. The flames were HUGE! We were so close we were sweating our asses off from the heat. I took some pictures from my phone... the quality of the pictures arent to good but it helpes to give you a general idea if you havnt seen anything about it yet. Half of the overpass over 9 mile collapsed... luckily there was only 1 minor injury reported (that ive heard of) so far.
Basically what happened was some douchbag kid caused the accided and a semi truck and tanker collided trying to avoid douchbags car. Right there on that part of 75 there is a wickid turn and your supposed to slow your speed from 70 down to 50... well the kid didnt slow down and started losing control. The semi seen the kid start to lose it and tried to move over to avoid hitting his car and thats when the tanker and semi collided.
My respect to all you guys out there. I myself am not a firefighter but firefighting runs in my family. You guys do an amazing job. Please be safe everyone and thank you for kicking ass :-)