Truck fire blocks I-10, causes traffic delays

AHWATUKEE, AZ - A semi-truck caught fire on eastbound Interstate 10 in Ahwatukee Saturday afternoon, causing a big traffic backup.

The truck ended up on the right shoulder at Elliot Road where it burned, sending up a huge plume of smoke.

Video seen on an Arizona Department of Transportation camera showed the cab of the truck fully engulfed in flames.

The three right lanes were closed and traffic moving by on the left was moving very slowly. The backup extended past the US 60. The ramp from westbound US 60 to eastbound I-10 was closed at one point due to the backup.

The Department of Public Safety says the accident involved two vehicles and no injuries were reported.

The roadway had completely reopened by 11:15 p.m.

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