HYATTSVILLE, Md. (DC News Now) — A fuel tanker caught fire on Queens Chapel Road at about 7:45 p.m. in Hyattsville according to the Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department.
The truck was parked in front of a daycare center. Police said no kids were in the daycare center at the time the fuel tanker caught fire.
However many said that the loud noise of the explosion caused many neighbors to step out to see what was happening.
“I heard a loud explosion, and saw smoke, when we came out, we see this tanker, in front of a daycare center, and part of the sign is gone. Which is pretty scary living in the neighborhood,” said one neighbor.
Neighbors also told DC News Now that several people don’t have any power because it was shut off.
Officials closed the road while crews worked on the tanker. The fire was put out by 8:30 p.m., officials said in a tweet.
Police are still trying to piece together exactly what happened.