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Video: Truck burns on Hwy 83 84 near Mall of Abilene

Truck burns on southbound Hwy 83/84 near the Mall of Abilene

Video by Joe Fry/KTXS News

Abilene firefighters responded to a truck fire on southbound Hwy 83/84 by the Mall of Abilene about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The truck was a paper shredding truck, full of paper at the time of the fire. 

Investigators have not determined a cause but damages are estimated at $100,000.

There were no injuries. Traffic was reduced to one lane.

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