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18 wheeler fire

Westbound I-30 was completely shut down due to an 18 wheeler fire during the overnight hours prior to Sunday, April 14.

The report was received just before midnight near the 149 mile marker. When officers arrived, the cab of the rig was completely engulfed. Firefighters from Mount Vernon responded and quickly called for tanker support from the Purley and South Franklin departments. The last equipment cleared the scene just prior to 4 a.m.