Semi goes up in flames in Sherman

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SHERMAN, TX -- A semi went up in flames behind the Sherman I-Hop Monday afternoon.

Authorities say the driver was in the restaurant when the fire ignited. Police say when they arrived on scene around 4 p.m. the truck was fully engulfed. Crews say they got the blaze out in a matter of minutes.

No one was hurt during the fire.

Sergeant Stephen Dean says things could have been much worse if it was not for the fire department's quick response.

"With a vehicle of this size with that much fuel on board there's always concern of explosions and the fire spreading, but the fire department got here and took care of it in short order," Sgt. Dean said.

Investigators say they believe an electrical problem caused the fire.

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