Big Rig Hauling Nine Cars Goes Up in Flames Near Balmorhea

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NewsWest 9

NEAR BALMORHEA - A big rig carrying nine cars goes up in flames on I-10 near Balmorhea.

NewsWest 9 received numerous calls from our viewers about traffic being backed up after the big rig caught on fire right in the middle of the highway.

In fact, we have some pictures from one of the guys from the Balmorhea Volunteer Fire Department.

Thanks to Brandon Upchurch for sending in these photos from the scene.

The fire happened close to milemarker 172 on I-10.

No word on what caused the blaze, but we are told it did engulf the trailer and all nine cars it was carrying.

The driver of the big rig got out unharmed.

Upchurch tells us he and other firefighters from Van Horn and Pecos all had to come out to put out the fire.

There are no reported injuries, but obviously we did hear about a lot of traffic on I-10 stalled as a result.