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18-wheeler hauling diesel fuel catches fire on I-20 in Merkel

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An 18-wheeler hauling diesel fuel caught fire around 1 a.m. Friday morning in Merkel.

The 18-wheeler was going westbound on I-20, near Mile Marker 272 when it caught fire.

The fire started from a blown out rear tire.

The tire came off, went into the median and started a small fire.

Fire crews put the fire out and cleared the scene an hour later.

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