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18 Wheeler trailer fire

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BESSEMER - AL -  An 18-wheeler fire caused some traffic issues late Wednesday night.  Around 10:45 p.m. a trailer caught fire on Interstate 20/59 in the westbound lanes around mile marker 104.  That is just past the I-459 interchange.  The "Premier Trucking" trailer caught fire and Bessemer firefighters say the truck driver tried to extinguish the flames.  When he realized they were too much for him, the driver called 911, according to Lt. Brian Purnell of Bessemer Fire Department.

Lt. Purnell says the truck was headed to a company in Tuscaloosa when the brakes caught fire.  The truck was hauling rims.  Purnell says the trailer is a total loss, but there were no injuries.

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