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18-wheeler fire snarls traffic

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Posted: Jul 20, 2011 11:39 AM by WBRZ Staff
Updated: Jul 20, 2011 11:39 AM
Source: LSP

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Topics: 18-wheeler fire, grosse tete, I-10, baton rouge, louisiana

GROSSE TETE - An 18-wheeler fire caused problems for drivers headed westbound on I-10 between Baton Rouge and Lafayette this morning.

Crews reported to the fire around 11:15 am at the Grosse Tete exit.

The fire was contained to the cab of the truck and quickly extinguished.

Louisiana State Police tell News 2 the fire was not due to a wreck but possibly hot brakes.

No one was hurt.

The interstate was reopened around 11:30 am.

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