DETROIT -

Cleanup for a tanker that caught fire on I-94 Wednesday morning is still under way.

The scene is in the eastbound lanes near Mt. Elliott. Traffic was clogged between there and Van Dyke.

The eastbound side of the interstate has reopened and traffic is flowing again. Cleanup continues on the shoulder.

The fire started when the tanker's cab lost a wheel and it hit the pavement.

The driver was able to escape the fire.

A hazmat crew is on scene because the tanker was carrying paint thinner - but there's no immediate threat to anyone in the area.

Tanker fire on eastbound I-94 in Detroit

Crews used a hose from the service drive to put out the fire.

IMAGES: Tanker fire shuts down stretch of I-94 in Detroit

Published On: Sep 25 2013 10:37:36 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 25 2013 10:45:24 AM EDT

A tanker fire has shut down the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-94 between Mt. Elliott and Van Dyke.

Tanker fire on eastbound I-94 in Detroit
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Smoke from the accident could be seen for miles