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Trailer ablaze delays US-287

Published: Mar. 19, 2015 at 3:24 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 19, 2015 at 10:13 AM CDT
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Photo submitted by viewer Josie Biemer.
Photo submitted by viewer Josie Biemer.
Photo submitted by viewer Josie Biemer, taken from the middle of delayed traffic.
Photo submitted by viewer Josie Biemer, taken from the middle of delayed traffic.

AMARILLO - A semi-truck catching fire halted eastbound traffic on Highway 287 Wednesday evening.

Drivers traveling around Claude and Clarendon witnessed the smoke stemming from the burning trailer shortly after 8 P.M. Traffic in the area was at a near stand-as workers cleaned the scene.

At this time, it us unknown what caused the fire, or if the driver of the semi sustained any injuries.

Traffic on US-287 has since resumed normal flow.