BEAUMONT, Texas — Police and firefighters are on the scene of a truck fire along Interstate 10 just west of Beaumont.

An 18-wheeler travelling in the westbound lanes near Major Drive got a flat tire, struck a barrier and then caught fire after leaving the highway according to a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper on the scene.

The driver escaped without injury according to the trooper.

Drivers in the area should watch for losing traffic.

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This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.