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Tractor Trailer Fire Closes I-40

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A tractor trailer fire shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 near the Fesslers Lane exit for several hours.

Around 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning, drivers called 911 saying they saw diesel fuel pouring out of the truck. The truck appeared to jack-knife and the diesel caught on fire. Fire fighters used foam to put out the flames.

TDOT estimates that the interstate would be back open by noon.

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