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Semi fire slows northbound I-35 traffic

Truck fire slows traffic on I-35 in Salado the morning of Nov. 29.
Truck fire slows traffic on I-35 in Salado the morning of Nov. 29.(KWTX)
Published: Nov. 29, 2016 at 5:20 AM CST
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Authorities say an 18-wheeler caught fire early Tuesday morning.

The truck was northbound on I-35 near South Main Street at about 2 a.m. when the driver said flames started coming from the rig.

Authorities say the driver was able to pull over and get out safely.

The trailer was empty.

As of 4:30 a.m., two lanes of traffic were open.

The Salado Fire Department and Bell County Sheriff's Department were on the scene.

DPS will investigate the fire.