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Witness: Driver escaped from big rig fire

Published: Jul. 18, 2016 at 4:36 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 18, 2016 at 4:37 PM CDT
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An 18 wheeler is on fire at the intersection of Highways 49 and 53 in Gulfport. (Photo source:...
An 18 wheeler is on fire at the intersection of Highways 49 and 53 in Gulfport. (Photo source: Brandon Ehrenzeller)

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - An 18 wheeler is on fire at the intersection of Highways 49 and 53 in Gulfport. These pictures sent to WLOX by a viewer show the fire around noon Monday. Another witness told WLOX that the driver was out of the truck, and appeared fine.

Traffic is backed up quite a bit, so drivers who can avoid this area should do so while emergency crews work to contain the blaze.

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