TRAFFIC ALERT: Semi-truck fire in far east El Paso snarls traffic

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - UPDATE:

The semi-truck fire was extinguished by 3:20 p.m. Traffic in the area is still being diverted off of the Gateway and onto I-10 eastbound. You may still experience delays in the area.

EARLIER:

El Paso Fire Department is on the scene of a major semi-truck fire on Gateway East at Burgundy Dr., between Zaragoza and Joe Battle.

The fire started around 2:45 p.m. and quickly engulfed an entire 18-wheeler. Flames and smoke could be seen from miles around. Traffic is closed between Zaragoza and Joe Battle along the Gateway while crews work to extinguish the fire.

Traffic on I-10 is not currently affected, NewsChannel 9 will update if traffic conditions change.


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