Fire Department investigating 18-wheeler that went up in flames

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 1:49pm

Fire investigators are currently working to determine why an 18-wheeler caught on fire in the late morning on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

A representative with the Louisiana State Police confirms that the 18-wheeler was not involved in a crash, but it did catch fire. It happened at roughly 11:00 p.m. near milepost 126 on I-10 in St. Martin Parish.

Major traffic delays have been experienced due to the removal of the vehicle. Traffic was closed at the Lobdell exit in West Baton Rouge Parish.

One lane has been reopened at this time, but officials could not say how much longer delays can be expected.

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