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Tractor trailer fire on EB I-10 between Avra Valley and Twin Peaks

Posted at 2:05 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-14 20:10:25-05

A tractor trailer fire on eastbound I-10 is causing heavy traffic delays, according to Capt. Brian Keeley of the Northwest Fire District. 

Authorities received a call around 1:30 p.m. reporting the fire.

When NW Fire crews arrived on scene, the found the cab and the engine compartment fully engulfed. 

The driver had safely escaped the vehicle before fire crews arrived on scene. The driver had minor burn injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

The Department of Public Safety is investigating and controlling traffic in the area.

More lanes will be opened as soon as it is safe to do so.