A semi burst into flames in Southern Gibson County late Wednesday morning, shutting down part of Interstate 64 for about an hour.
Sheriff's deputies tell 14 News that 40-year old Thomas Harders was hauling steel from Alcoa in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 near mile marker 28, when he heard a loud pop and pulled over, thinking he blew a tire.
Deputies say Harders noticed smoke, then fire. They say Harders tried to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher, but was unsuccessful.
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