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Semi-truck hauling Mother's Day flowers catches fire on Interstate 10, causes traffic delays

Posted: 8:21 PM, May 11, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-12 13:56:32-04

A semi-truck that caught fire near Chandler Thursday evening was hauling flowers for Mother’s Day, the Department of Public Safety said.

The Arizona Department of Transportation took to Twitter around 6 p.m. to report a truck on fire on Interstate 10 westbound near Goodyear Road.

The blaze, that sparked just west of the Gila River Bridge, caused several closures along I-10 during heavy traffic hours.

According to DPS, the driver is OK.

No additional information was immediately released. An investigation is ongoing.