IH-10 westbound lanes reopened east of Vidor after being shut down by truck fire for much of Tuesday

IH-10 Westbound lanes shut down after truck caught on fire Tuesday.

VIDOR - The westbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Orange County east of Vidor have been reopened following a truck fire that closed the interstate for much of Tuesday.

An 18 wheeler fire along the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Orange County shut down the westbound lanes earlier in the day.

"We left early so we can get home early and now with this, it's going to take us forever." said Anna Mismer. 

The LSU student was driving back home to the Woodlands and was stuck in traffic. 

Firefighters with Orange County Emergency Services District One fought the fire which backed up traffic for more than six miles from near the Evangeline Rd/FM 1132 exit number 864 toward Highway 62.

"When we were by the bayou, I got out of the car and actually saw the smoke so I figured there was a car on fire or something." Kendra Kinney told 12News.

Kinney was heading back to Porter from Lake Charles on Tuesday. 

According to the Vidor Police Department, this is the third truck fire along the interstate in Vidor within the last two weeks.

Investigators say a tire on the truck is what caught on fire. 

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