18 wheeler catches fire on I-12

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Posted on May 26, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 2 at 2:39 PM

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MADISONVILLE, La. -- An 18-wheeler caught on fire Sunday afternoon in Madisonville, according to Louisiana State Police. Eyewitness Andrew Rice sent in the video above.

The incident happened on Interstate 12 near the St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parish line.

There were no injuries reported.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The driver noticed smoke coming from his trailer, according to police, and after pulling over was able to detach his truck from the trailer. Eventually the trailer was totally engulfed in flames.

All lanes are open, but there is a three-mile back-up of traffic from rubber necking.

 

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