Burning truck blocks highway; driver escapes unhurt

By MARC ROBERTSON

A disintegrating tire, overheating brakes and a shower of sparks are among the possible causes of a truck trailer fire that resulted in the closure of the IH-35 northbound lanes at Cotulla for several hours on Thursday morning, May 11.

Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene on a highway overpass at the Business IH-35 / North Main Street intersection shortly after 2:30 a.m. to find that fire was spreading rapidly through the freight truck’s box trailer carrying a cargo of air conditioner components.

 

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