Southbound lanes on I-59 closed for truck fire now open - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

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Southbound lanes on I-59 closed for truck fire now open

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

An 18-wheeler caught fire late Monday night on I-59 southbound in Jones County. 

A Dollar General truck's tire blew out and, the truck ran off the road and hit a tree, according to Lance Chancellor with the Jones County Fire Department. The truck caught on fire and was carrying all types of household supplies including ammonia and lighter fluid. 

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Chancellor said the driver had no injuries. 

I 59 south bound between the 99 exit and the Tallahala creek, just north of the City of Laurel is now back open. 

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