Published: Jan 22, 2011 2:29 AM EST
Updated: Jan 21, 2011 11:30 PM EST

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - Fire officials say two people have been killed in a Brevard County tanker truck fire.

Brevard County Fire-Rescue reports that the blaze erupted on Merritt Island Friday after the tanker and a small pickup collided. The tanker was burning on top of a bridge, which was damaged and will have to be assessed for safety.

Officials say the tanker was carrying about 2,000 gallons of fuel.

Authorities didn't immediately identify the victims or the cause of the fire.

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