An 18 wheeler with a crane caught fire on 485 outer near mile marker 19, between Harris Boulevard and Brookshire Boulevard. 485 outer loop has one lane open. Two lanes on the inner loop have opened back up.
The front of the vehicle had been fully engulfed and diesel is spread across the lanes. Investigators say no one was injured.
Developing: driver tells responders fire started 3rd wheel back from the cabin - other driver waved him over pic.twitter.com/QmUhyLrvJ6— Caitlin Lockerbie (@CaitlinFox46) September 9, 2015
Investigators know that this type of crane vehicle carries more diesel fuel than most other vehicles its size.
Major backups on outter lanes of 485 - they'll remained closed for now pic.twitter.com/CcEYqDe8H9— Caitlin Lockerbie (@CaitlinFox46) September 9, 2015
Steve Fields, who sent FOX 46 pictures from the scene, said the driver got out safely. He said there didn't appear to be any other vehicles involved in the accident.
The EPA will come to the scene to figure out what happened.