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Semi slams into house, bursts into flames

1 year 5 months 3 weeks ago July 30, 2015 Jul 30, 2015 Thursday, July 30 2015 July 30, 2015 8:54 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

PORT BARRE - Everyone involved in a fiery semi crash here Thursday escaped mostly unharmed.

It's a remarkable story to tell, considering the inferno that stopped traffic and caused smoke to billow high into the sky. The semi slammed into a house after a tire blow-out.

The crash happened on Highway 190 in St. Landry Parish. KATC.com reports the truck was headed west when the tire failed, forcing the truck to cross the median and hit the home on the side of the eastbound lanes. The truck eventually caught on fire, and burned a bright orange.

The driver and a five-year-old in the house had non-life threatening injures. Two other people inside were not hurt.

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