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Thursday 18 September 2014

Wine truck blows up, blocks road

29th August, 2014 by Simon Howland

A truck hauling wine across the US went up in flames in Texas yesterday, shutting down part of the busy Interstate.

The fire slowed traffic on the Texas Interstate(Photo: Twitter)

The fire slowed traffic on the Texas Interstate (Photo: Twitter)

The 18-wheeler was hauling bottled wine when it dramatically caught fire, shutting down part of Interstate 35W in north Fort Worth, according to the Star Telegram.

The truck was carrying around 1,200 cases of wine, weighing in at a whopping 1900kg.

Fire officials have not said what started the blaze but reported one person was injured and treated at the scene.

Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Richard Harrison said fire crews had some difficulty putting the flames out because the fire occurred in a construction zone, where access to water was limited, reported CBS.

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