Truck hauling paper catches fire in Terrell

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An 18-wheeler loaded with more than 40,000 pounds of paper caught fire overnight.

The fire started around 2 a.m. on Interstate 20 near the Buc-ee’s store in Terrell, about 30 miles east of Dallas.

The driver said he stopped when he noticed flames from his tires. He tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher before firefighters arrived.

The fire ended up spreading to the trailer and load. The tractor was also heavily damaged.

No one was hurt and the left lane of westbound I-20 is now back open.