I-59 cleared up after 18-wheeler fire

I-59 cleared up after 18-wheeler fire

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Traffic is back to normal on Interstate 59 north after an 18-wheeler caught fire overnight.

The driver told Fox6 News he was headed from Kansas to Atlanta when he heard what he calls a "poof." He says he jumped out on the bridge at Tallapoosa Street near exit 128. The fire forced authorities to close that stretch of interstate until the site was cleared.

The truck's cab is a total loss; the trailer sustained minor damage.

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