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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A 3 alarm tanker fire early Friday morning killed the driver, knocked out power and forced an evacuation of the surrounding neighborhood. According to police, the tanker collided with another car, crashed into a fire hydrant and then burst into flames around 2:30 a.m.  This happened at a gas station in St. Roch at N. Robertson and Franklin. Entergy reported 500 people in the area lost power as a result of the blaze. The entire neighborhood, within a half mile radius, was also evacuated. New Orleans firefighters used foam to fight the flames and had the fire out by 5:00 a.m. They stayed on scene to continue mopping up the remaining fuel and debris.