I-40 reopens after fire engulfs semi cab

By: Jared Hagemann Email
By: Jared Hagemann Email

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A commercial truck fire following an wreck on I-40E Thursday morning interrupted morning commutes, but left no one injured.

State Troopers arrived on the scene near Watt Rd. on I-40E Thursday morning to find the truck's cab completely engulfed in flames after receiving call on the incident at 9:10 a.m., according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The truck that caught fire rear ended another commercial truck Thursday morning before bursting into flames, THP is reporting.

All lanes of traffic are back open after being reduced to one lane during the Thursday morning commute, but one lane will be closed when wreckers arrive to remove the truck.


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