Gas tanker on the road

"Two people were injured after a commercial vehicle containing tar caught fire recently, according to reports."

Two people were injured after a commercial vehicle containing tar caught fire recently, according to reports.

Peoria Fire-Medical spokesman Mike Selmer confirmed Peoria and Glendale units responded to the scene, which occurred in a parking lot on the south side of 77th Avenue and Bell Road May 15.

One of the individuals in the car sustained “significant burns,” while the other’s burns were minor, Selmer told The Glendale Star by email. The more severely injured person was taken to the hospital on advanced life support, but the second signed refusal.

Selmer said the cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but an investigation is underway.