Semitruck engulfed in flames on SR 85 at I-10 in Buckeye

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by Jennifer Thomas

Video report by Gina Maravilla

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 27 at 12:40 PM

BUCKEYE, Ariz. -- A semitruck caught fire on northbound state Route 85 in the far West Valley Friday morning.

According to traffic reporter Gina Maravilla, the truck was on the ramp from northbound SR85 to the eastbound Interstate 10.

The ramp was shut down for a short time.

The cab and front end of the commercial truck's trailer were fully engulfed. The trailer was empty, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The driver got out safely and firefighters extinguished the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.  

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