Truck Fire Brings I-10 To A Halt

An 18-wheeler caught fire Wednesday in the eastbound lane of I-10 at mile marker 44, near the Cedar Lake Road exit.

The 68-year old Allied Truck Lines driver says a truck traveling in front of him lost a muffler that went under his truck, hit his gas tank and caused the vehicle to explode. Firefighters and police were on the scene within minutes.

The accident caused some major delays for almost an hour. The driver, his wife and dog were able to get out of the truck without injuries.