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Truck driver and dog escape burning 18-wheeler

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HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A truck driver and his pup are thankful to be alive after the 18-wheeler he was driving erupted in flames on I-20 near Bolton past Exit 27 on Thursday morning.

The driver of the truck says he pulled over when he began experiencing a mechanical problem. That's when it caught fire near the engine area.

The good news is that the driver and his dog were able to escape.

The truck company, Mayflower, is out of Missouri and was hauling furniture.

MDOT says that all eastbound lanes are blocked right now and traffic is being diverted.

We are monitoring the situation and will update you soon.

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