ADOT: Semi-truck hauling 50K pounds of cantaloupe catches fire on Interstate 10

Posted at 6:30 PM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 01:45:20-04

Firefighters are investigating after a semi-truck hauling tens of thousands of pounds of fruit caught fire during rush hour on Interstate 10.

Reports came in around 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday about the fire on I-10 eastbound at 51st Avenue, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

DPS said the truck was hauling 50,000 pounds of cantaloupe at the time of the fire which resulted in a difficult clean-up.

Stay with ABC15 News and as we follow this developing situation.