GALLERY: Tractor/Trailer fire shuts down Eastbound I-20 between Tye & Merkel (6 PHOTOS)

POSTED: 8:46 AM Apr 11 2013

A tractor/trailer fire forced the closure of eastbound Interstate 20 near Wells Lane between Tye and Merkel on Thursday morning. The fire began around 7 a.m.

According to scanner reports, the outside lane of eastbound I-20 was reopened around 8:05 a.m.

The trailer was carrying pool supplies. There was some initial concern there may have been chemicals involved in the fire, and a hazmat team was called. Scanner reports later said the driver of the trailer told officials while it was carrying pool supplies, there were no chemicals.

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