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Tractor trailer blows tire, catches fire on I-16 East in Candler County

Published: Sep. 18, 2015 at 4:11 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2015 at 4:11 PM EDT
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CANDLER CO., GA (WTOC) - The Candler County Sheriff's Office says all lanes of Interstate 16 are back open after a tractor trailer caught fire Friday morning.

It happened just east of Georgia Highway 57. WTOC viewer Greg Daughtridge sent in a video alerting us of the fire.

The Sheriff's Office says the truck blew a tire which caught the engine on fire. The driver pulled over to the emergency lane and called 911.

Fire crews arrived and got the fire out quickly. No one was injured.

The Sheriff's Office asks that drivers remember to slow down when you see emergency crews working on the side of the road.

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