18-Wheeler Full of Hay Catches Fire, Shuts Down I-10
POSTED: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 8:38pm
UPDATED: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 9:06pm
El Paso, TX — UPDATE: 8:11 PM: One lane now open heading Westbound. Clearing time: 4 hours.
Police say a Semi-truck full of hay caught fire near I-10 and Buena Vista Saturday night, leaving traffic backed up for hours in both directions of I-10.
All 4 lanes of traffic were closed off while firefighters battled the blaze. As of 7:37 PM Westbound traffic remained closed at Executive. Eastbound lanes were open, but moving slowly through the area.
No injuries were reported in the fire, and the driver was able to get out safely.
Robert Cormell. Candidate for Mayor, tweeted the picture of the hay on fire.
"@Robert4EPMayor: Fire crews are on their way to a burning hay truck near the Sunland Park exit."