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

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.

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.