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Firefighters battle multiple 18-wheelers on fire at driving academy

At least three 18-wheelers burned in a fire at Diesel Driving Academy on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge. (Source: WAFB) At least three 18-wheelers burned in a fire at Diesel Driving Academy on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge. (Source: WAFB)
Firefighters returned to the scene after a small fire reignited. (Source: WAFB) Firefighters returned to the scene after a small fire reignited. (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Multiple 18-wheelers burst into flames late Tuesday night.

Firefighters with the Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the Diesel Driving Academy on Airline Highway just before 11 p.m. after one 18-wheeler had caught fire.

The fire then spread to other big rigs. According to Curt Monte with BRFD, four trucks and three trailers were damaged.

Monte added the company manager said the 18-wheeler that caught fire recently had some mechanical issues.

No one was injured in the fire.

Monte said it took firefighters about an hour to get the flames under control. 

A small fire reignited Wednesday morning, requiring firefighters to return to the scene to put it out.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but investigators said foul play is not suspected.

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