Semi-Truck Fire Closes Lane on I-40

An eastbound lane of Interstate 40 has been closed due to a semi-truck fire. The semi truck’s brakes caught fire on the interstate near Mulberry.

According to authorities, the truck’s cargo contained paper towels and toilet paper, and the truck went up in flames near mile marker 29 at approximately 7 a.m. Firefighter crews from Pleasant View, Mulberry and Watalula spent more than 2 hours removing the cargo in order to stop fueling the flames.