LAWRENCEVILLE (KDKA) — The driver of a tractor-trailer hauling diesel fuel slammed into a utility pole and caught fire in Lawrenceville.

(Photo Credit: Tim Lawson/KDKA Photojournalist)

Around 1 p.m. on Friday, crews told KDKA that Hazmat responded after 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at the scene on 35th Street.

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Police say the trailer hit a utility pole, causing the wires to snap and fall down, sparking the fire. The crash sent workers scrambling from nearby buildings as they were immediately evacuated.

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“The entire tractor-trailer was just engulfed in flames. Clouds of smoke in the sky. But everyone got here real quick to put it out,” said Joe Kendjelic, who works nearby.

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The driver escaped, and nobody was hurt. The crash remains under investigation.