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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Traffic on Interstate-40 in Smith County is back to normal after a FedEx tandem freight trailer caught fire.

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Westbound lanes of I-40 were closed for several hours and traffic was backed up for two hours as crews cleaned up the mess.


Dozens of packages were burned in the fire that started on the second trailer.

Investigators said they believe the rear brakes of the trailer caught fire and spread to the cargo section of the trailer.

A motorist said he saw smoke coming from the trailer and alerted the truck driver.

An official said both men tried to put out the fire with an extinguisher but could not contain the fire.

“So they investigated and saw a glowing brake, then they attempted to extinguish that with their fire extinguishers. Once they shot it with a fire extinguisher, the small fire was put out, but it did not cool the brake,” said Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. William Prater.

The truck’s driver disconnected the truck and the first trailer to keep the fire from spreading any further after a second fire broke out from the heated brakes.

Concerned FedEx customers can visit the company’s Web site and check on their packages if they have their tracking number.

Those that do not have a tracking number will be contacted by the company, officials said.

The packages that were undamaged continued on to their destinations.


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