MERCED COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE) — One person is dead after an explosion rocked Atwater, California on Tuesday morning when a tanker truck overturned.
Just after 10:00 a.m., the tanker hauling 9,000 gallons of fuel was exiting southbound Highway 99 at Applegate Rd. It flipped over immediately igniting a huge fire.
A nearby McDonald’s caught fire in the blast, but it was contained.
All surrounding businesses have been evacuated.