Tractor trailer fire causes I-40 back-up - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Tractor trailer fire causes I-40 back-up

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - An overnight tractor trailer fire caused a traffic backup on Interstate 40 early Monday.

Around 1 o'clock, a tractor trailer driver said she heard something pop as she traveled on I-40 eastbound, east of North Watkins.

When the driver stopped the truck and got out to check on the noise, she found the tractor trailer on fire.

Action News 5 was told the 18 wheeler is from North Carolina and was carrying produce, all of which was destroyed.

Traffic on I-40 eastbound was shut down while crews worked to clear the accident.

There is no word yet on what ignited the fire.

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