Semi catches fire on U.S. 287, traffic detoured

Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 1:16 PM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Traffic on northbound U.S. 287 in Wichita Falls is being diverted after a semi-truck caught fire.

The driver of the semi reportedly made it out unharmed.

Our photographer on scene said he could see heavy smoke coming from the semi at U.S. 287 above Old Iowa Park Road. Traffic is down to a single lane at this time.

The Wichita Falls Police Department is detouring traffic, while the fire department is handling the semi fire.

Texas Department of Transportation bridge and pavement engineers are at the scene to analyze any damage done to the highway. They expect the lane closures to continue until at least 6-7 p.m.

This is a developing story. Stick with News Channel 6 as we learn more.