5122007 An early morning accident turned into a fiery mess and closed the interstate for hours. A passenger car and a tractor-trailer carrying nearly 8000 gallons of gasoline collided and both caught fire. Crews arrived to find heavy fire conditions across both Northbound lanes.Wilkes-BarreScranton Airport provided a quick response to the scene by request of Chief 112 and attempted to extinguish the main body of fire which proved unsuccessful. A decision was made by command officers to let the product burn off until the proper resources could arrive at the scene. The fire was controlled within three hours but the interstate suffered damage to both travel lanes.