Truck Catches Fire On I-49 In Crawford County

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A tractor-trailer caught fire on Interstate 49 near Mountainburg in northern Crawford County about noon on Thursday (May 22).

It was unclear by midday Thursday what caused the incident in the northbound lanes. The fire was under investigation on Thursday.

The driver told 5NEWS he didn’t know he had a problem until a motorist pulled beside him and told him his truck was on fire. The driver said he pulled over and noticed a fire in the back of the cab. Within minutes, the cab was engulfed in flames, he said.

The driver told 5NEWS he was uninjured.



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