BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An 18-wheeler caught fire on I-10 East in Baton Rouge early Friday morning, shutting down the interstate and causing massive delays.
It happened on I-10 East between Dalrymple Drive and Perkins Road around 4:30 a.m. Authorities closed I-10 East at Perkins for more than three hours.
The Baton Rouge Police Department reported the cab of the big rig caught fire. The fire was put out just before 5 a.m. The left and center lanes were reopened just before 5:30 a.m.
Then, the right and center lanes were closed just before 6 a.m. while a tow truck started the process of removing the burned 18-wheeler from the scene.
All lanes were opened around 8 a.m.
It is not known if there were any injuries.