18-wheeler catches fire on Hwy. 49 - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

18-wheeler catches fire on Hwy. 49

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

An 18-wheeler went up in flames in Pearl, early Saturday morning 

The accident shutdown the overpass on Highway 49 north in Pearl.

Captain Brian McGairty, with Pearl Police, said officials received the call around 1:15 a.m. 

According to McGairty, there was fire damage to the truck and trailer, but no injuries were reported.

The driver was able to escape.

Officials say the big rig was carrying frozen chicken.

Pearl Fire Rescue responded to the call and Pearl Police were also on the scene to assist. 

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