Explosion rocks Atwater

ATWATER, Calif. - One person is dead after an explosion rocked Atwater, California on Tuesday morning when a tanker truck overturned, the California Highway Patrol said.

Just after 10 a.m., the tanker hauling gas was exiting southbound Highway 99 at Applegate Road when the tanker flipped over immediately igniting a huge fire.

The driver of the truck did not survive.

A nearby McDonald's caught fire in the blast, but it was contained. All surrounding businesses have been evacuated.

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