Semi-trailer catches fire on I-59

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.