UPDATE:  All lanes of eastbound I-20 are now open. The 18 wheeler that caught fire has been cleared.


UPDATE: One lane of I-20 eastbound is now open. Crews still working to have the 18-wheeler towed off.


A portion of I-20 in Bossier City is temporarily closed after an 18-wheeler caught fire.

Crews arrived at I-20 E near the Industrial Drive exit at around 2:30PM to find the truck cab fully involved with fire. Firefighters managed to put out the flames in about 10 minutes and prevented it from spreading to the trailer, which was loaded with shredded rubber tires.

The truck driver and her small dog were able to escape injury. Both eastbound lanes are closed at that location and police are temporarily diverting traffic onto Airline Drive until everything's cleared.