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Cab of 18-wheeler catches fire on Interstate 10 in Beaumont

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Fire destroyed the cab of an 18-wheeler on Interstate 10 in Beaumont Thursday night.

The truck has been heading westbound on I-10.  The fire started at the intersection of I-10 and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Beaumont.

Police say the driver escaped without injury, but the cab was destroyed.

The incident happened around 9:35 p.m. and shut down all but one of the westbound lanes while first responders cleared the scene.

A haz-mat crew was called to clean up diesel that had spilled.


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