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Semi-trailer loaded with onions catches fire

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Amarillo, TX -  Eastbound lanes on I-40 outside Bushland were temporarily shutdown because a semi-truck carrying a load of onions caught fire.

A tire blow out sent sparks flying into the semi, which then lit multiple boxes of onions on fire.

Onions spilled out across the highway and the flames spread into the nearby ditch.

The semi driver was able to detach from the flame-engulfed trailer and drive to safety.

Eastbound lanes on I-40 were shut down between Frying Pan Road and Atkinson road as crews cleaned up the mess. 

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