Truck fire closes 287 near Electra

Truck fire closes 287 near Electra

ELECTRA, TX (KAUZ) - A semi-truck fire shut down Highway 287 Wednesday morning near Electra, according to DPS.

Around 6 a.m. Wednesday, an 18-wheeler ran off the roadway and into a guardrail on the overpass of Business 287.

DPS said the impact caused diesel tanks to rupture and the truck caught on fire.

The highway was closed and traffic was detoured until the cleanup was completed.

There were two people inside the truck. Neither of them was injured.

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