Semi catches fire on I-35

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A man is lucky to be alive after his semi truck caught fire on I-35.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Quinn says they received a call around 7 p.m. in regards to a semi on fire.

Quinn says the man driving the semi was heading southbound on I-35 just before the 26 mile marker in Carter County when he noticed smoke coming from the hood of his truck.

Quinn says for an unknown reason, the engine compartment of the semi started to overheat and caught fire.

"Once he made it to the shoulder, the vehicle became fully engulfed, burning the cab and then partially burning onto the flatbed load, which he was hauling railroad ties," Quinn said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.



 
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