Tractor trailer catches fire on US 280 in Lee County

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LEE COUNTY, Ala. — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says they are working a tractor trailer truck fire on US 280 in Lee County.

Authorities say the tractor trailer was heading east on US 280 when the right rear tire blew out, causing a fire under the trailer. The fire spread across the median into westbound lane of US 280.

The truck fire also caught about 3 to 4 acres on fire around the 100 mile marker which is close to Alabama Highway 147.

No one was hurt in the incident.

US 280 westbound is down to one lane, but officers say avoid the area.

 

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