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Fire slows traffic along Interstate 20 near Van

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(TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - Traffic on Interstate 20 east of Van is shut down after crews battled an 18-wheeler fire.

According to the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office, a truck carrying cars caught fire at the 540 mile marker, about a mile east of Van.

Westbound lanes are at a complete standstill as emergency responders await a wrecker, according dispatch.

Ben Wheeler and Van Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

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