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Mechanical Failure to Blame For Vehicle Fire in Midland

A mechanical failure is being blamed for a morning truck fire in Midland. Police rushed out to Interstate 20 close to Loop 250 around 7 a.m. Thursday morning.
Staff Report

NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A mechanical failure is being blamed for a morning truck fire in Midland.

Police rushed out to Interstate 20 close to Loop 250 around 7 a.m. Thursday morning.

That's where they found a truck on fire.

The driver said he was going west on the Interstate when he heard and felt a loud bang.

He pulled over and got out of the truck which already had flames coming out from the transmission area.

The fire spread into the engine and interior of the truck and it already caused a lot of damage by the time fire crews arrived.