Fire

The 18-wheeler caught fire near the Fannin weigh station Friday.

An 18-wheeler caught fire on Friday on U.S. 59 near Fannin in Goliad County, causing serious traffic delays until the road was cleared.

No injuries were reported, but Sheriff Roy Boyd said the truck’s company advised his office there were explosive materials on board.

The truck was burning in the highway’s southbound lane near the Fannin weigh station.

Motorists were advised to find alternate routes and authorities briefly divided the northbound lanes so southbound traffic could resume.

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Jon Wilcox is the local editor for the Victoria Advocate. Jon is a former Advocate crime and courts reporter. He may be reached jwilcox@vicad.com or 361-580-6515.

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