Big rig fire closes eastbound lane of I-10 near Buckeye - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Big rig fire closes eastbound lane of I-10 near Buckeye

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This tractor-trailer was destroyed by fire near the confluence of I-10 and State Route 85 on Friday morning. (Source: CBS 5 News) This tractor-trailer was destroyed by fire near the confluence of I-10 and State Route 85 on Friday morning. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A tractor-trailer engulfed in fire closed the far right lane of eastbound Interstate 10 just east of its intersection with State Route 85 on Friday morning.

The big rig caught fire on the eastbound on-ramp about 8:40 a.m., according to the Arizona Department of Transportation's website.

Firefighters had the flames extinguished by 9 a.m. The rig was destroyed.

No other information was immediately available.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News as this story develops.

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