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Truck catches fire on Hwy. 195

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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 4:30 am

A truck hauling liquid asphalt caught fire along State Highway 195 near the intersection of Farm-to-Market 2670 Wednesday morning, Killeen police said.

No one was injured, and the fire was contained to the area of the truck, said Carroll Smith, Killeen Police Department spokeswoman. The fire was reported around 6:30 a.m.

“Nothing spilled on the road,” she said; however, a hazardous materials crew was sent to the scene as a precautionary measure.

Smith said the driver is working as a contractor for the Texas Department of Transportation and noticed smoke coming from the truck when he pulled over.

She said quick actions by the driver kept the fire from spreading. Smith did not say what caused the fire.

Killeen firefighters extinguished the blaze. Traffic on State Highway 195 was hampered at the time of the fire, but was back to normal early Wednesday afternoon.

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