Trailer carrying tires catches on fire, shuts down part of I-40

CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ark. — A major portion of Interstate-40 in Arkansas is shut down due to a vehicle fire.

Westbound traffic on I-40 at mile marker 268.9 is being diverted to Highway-70.

Officials said the interstate will not open for some time.

The cause of the fire has not been released.

FOX13 learned the driver was not injured in the incident.

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