Semi-truck full of Mother's Day flowers goes up in flames on I-10

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A semi-truck full of Mother's Day flowers went up in flames on Thursday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A semi-truck full of Mother's Day flowers went up in flames on Thursday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The driver is OK, the Department of Public Safety said. (Source: DPS) The driver is OK, the Department of Public Safety said. (Source: DPS)
The westbound lanes of the I-10 were shut down for about an hour while crews put out the flames and cleaned up the road. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The westbound lanes of the I-10 were shut down for about an hour while crews put out the flames and cleaned up the road. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Most, if not all, of the flowers inside the trailer were destroyed. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Most, if not all, of the flowers inside the trailer were destroyed. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A semi-truck that was hauling Mother's Day flowers caught fire just outside of the Valley on Interstate 10 on Thursday evening.

The truck was at milepost 171, which is west of the Gila River Bridge when the blaze started in the westbound lanes. 

The driver is OK, the Department of Public Safety said.

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The westbound lanes of the I-10 were shut down for about an hour while crews put out the flames and cleaned up the road.

Most, if not all, of the flowers inside the trailer were destroyed.

An investigation is underway into what started the fire.

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