Watermelon Truck Catches Fire Near Sweetwater

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NOLAN COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A semi-trailer carrying watermelons caught fire and stalled traffic on I-20 near Sweetwater Thursday afternoon. 

The Sweetwater Fire Department says the truck was traveling east down the interstate when the breaks on the vehicle overheated and caught the trailer on fire near mile marker 240 just before 3:00 p.m.

The driver was able to disconnect the truck from the trailer and safely escape the situation, and the Sweetwater Fire Department was able to quickly get the fire contained. 

No injuries were reported in connection to the incident, but traffic was slowed on the interstate as crews worked to clear the scene. 

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