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18-wheeler engulfed in flames; cargo determined total loss

Deputies and LaDOTD workers remain on scene while towing services make arrangements to remove...
Deputies and LaDOTD workers remain on scene while towing services make arrangements to remove the trailer and clear the scene of debris.(NPSO | NPSO)
Updated: May. 3, 2021 at 9:02 AM CDT
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NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KSLA) - An 18-wheeler and its cargo were destroyed in an early morning fire on Monday, May 3.

Deputies with the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office and firefighters with Natchitoches Parish Fire District #6 were called to an 18-wheeler fire on Interstate 49 northbound near mile marker 143, according to NPSO.

That’s north of the city of Natchiotches.

“I-49 is open, however, if you are traveling through the area, drive carefully, pay attention to the roadway, avoid distractions and move over while law enforcement and towing services remain on scene,” reads a Facebook post.

The truck’s trailer was hauling a load of energy drinks. The cargo was deemed a total loss.

NPSO AND NPFD #6 RESPOND TO EIGHTEEN WHEELER FIRE ON I-49 NORTH OF NATCHITOCHES NEAR NATCHITOCHES- This morning at...

Posted by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office on Monday, May 3, 2021

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