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Semi truck catches fire on I-40

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Amarillo, Texas - I-40 West through Amarillo was closed for several hours when a tractor trailer caught fire this afternoon.

A freight liner tractor trailer was fully engulfed in flames in the westbound lane near the overpass of Harrison Street and I-40.

Heavy smoke blew into neighborhoods north of the interstate. The truck was hauling a bed full of frozen juice.

The driver was not hurt.

As for why the fire started... Officials on scene say it appeared to be a vehicle malfunction.