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Semi's tire blowout leads to fire on I-40

A semi-truck caught fire after a tire blowout on I-40 Wednesday afternoon. The Amarillo Fire Department says the driver was uninjured during the incident / Photo courtesy Christy Vigil A semi-truck caught fire after a tire blowout on I-40 Wednesday afternoon. The Amarillo Fire Department says the driver was uninjured during the incident / Photo courtesy Christy Vigil
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

The driver of an 18-wheeler that caught fire on Interstate 40 Wednesday afternoon was uninjured during the incident, according to the Amarillo Fire Department.

Chief Larry Davis said the fire ignited shortly after one of the truck's tires failed. The cause of the ignition is unknown.

Video courtesy of Nathan Herring via Facebook

Traffic slowed to a crawl near I-40 and the Ross Street exit during the incident. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and remove the trailer from the road in about an hour.

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