SPD: 18-wheeler carrying produce caught fire on I-20

Published: Aug. 27, 2014 at 6:04 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 10, 2014 at 6:08 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The driver of an 18-wheeler carrying produce was able to escape without injury after his truck caught fire Wednesday on I-20 East.

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon near the Jewella Avenue exit. Several residents who live off of Jewella Ave. called the KSLA News 12 newsroom to report hearing a loud explosion when the truck caught fire.

One lane of I-20 is shut down while first responders work to remove the 18-wheeler. The driver was not injured. Expect traffic delays.

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