Semi-trailer catches fire on I-59 - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Semi-trailer catches fire on I-59

The semitrailer caught fire around 2:57 a.m. Friday. Source: Jim Fox The semitrailer caught fire around 2:57 a.m. Friday. Source: Jim Fox
The truck caught fire due to a mechanical failure, according to Hattiesburg Fire Department investigators. Source: WDAM The truck caught fire due to a mechanical failure, according to Hattiesburg Fire Department investigators. Source: WDAM
No injuries were reported. Source: WDAM No injuries were reported. Source: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A semi-trailer caught fire in the early morning hours of Friday. 

According to Joey Collins, Engineer and Fire Investigator for the Hattiesburg Fire Department, the semi-trailer caught fire around 2:57 a.m. 

The truck was on the shoulder of the interstate just before the US 98 E Lucedale/Mobile exit. 

Collins said units were on scene at 3:08 a.m. and quickly extinguished the fire. By the time units arrived, the tractor had been disconnected from the trailer. 

The fire appeared to be mechanical and was caused by a malfunction in the breaking system, according to Collins. 

No one was hurt in the fire, and a tow service was called for the trailer. 

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