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Flames engulf cab of tractor trailer on I-10 near FM 1442 in Orange County

UPDATE from the Texas Department of Transportation:

All eastbound traffic lanes on Interstate 10 have reopened following an 18-wheeler fire.

Motorists should use caution while traveling in the area and stay alert for slow moving traffic.

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Flames engulf the cab of a tractor trailer on I-10 near FM 1442 in Orange County.

The Texas Department of Public Safety sent the following update:

At approximately 1:30p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a motor vehicle fire on Interstate 10 in Orange County. The truck tractor semi-trailer caught fire near FM 1442.
Initial reports indicate that an 18-wheeler was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 when the driver smelled smoke. The driver pulled onto the shoulder and the vehicle became engulfed in flames.
At this time, there are no reported injuries.
All eastbound traffic lanes on Interstate 10, near FM 1442, are closed as crews work to clear debris from the roadway.
Motorists are urged to find an alternate travel route. Expect delays.

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