UPDATED: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 10:15pm
Lorena, TX — Two 18-wheeler fires wreaked havoc on Interstate 35 Wednesday.
The first came in the early morning when an 18-wheeler blew out a tire at exit 321 near Lorena.
A fire spread to the cargo which was a shipment of cowhide.
The fire was contained soon after and crews spent the day clearing the area.
Then just after 11 a.m., an 18-wheeler traveling south caught fire at exit 317.
Luckily, the driver was able to separate the cab from the trailer, but the incident backed up traffic for nearly six miles.
A hazmat crew was called out to clear the scene.
The truck driver suffered minor burns.