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18-wheeler fire lit up the night sky on I-10, closing lanes of traffic

Firefighters work to put out a blaze on a burning truck that temporarily shut down westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Pass Christian on Thursday night.
Firefighters work to put out a blaze on a burning truck that temporarily shut down westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Pass Christian on Thursday night.

A truck-mounted generator on an 18-wheeler caught fire Thursday night, leading to the temporary closure of westbound lanes of Interstate 10 just east of the Menge Avenue exit to Pass Christian.

State troopers and Harrison County deputy sheriffs temporarily shut done all westbound lanes at mile marker 26 when the fire was reported about 7:30 p.m., Harrison County Fire Chief Pat Sullivan said.

One lane was re-opened for travel while firefighters responded and all lanes were cleared for traffic within about 30 minutes, Sullivan said.

No one was injured.

Firefighters had the blaze under control in about 15 minutes, Sullivan said.

Fire units responded from West Harrison, Pass Christian and the Harrison County Fire Service, he said.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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