One person is dead after an explosion rocked Atwater, Calif. when a tanker truck overturned.

Officials say the tanker was hauling more than 8,000 gallons of gas when it exited a local highway and flipped, igniting the fire.

Witnesses describe waves of fire rolling down the highway, and explosions sending people running from roadside fast-food restaurants.

The tanker driver was killed.

Local officials indicated that the wreckage would take some time to clean up.

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