Truck Fire Shuts Down U.S. 84 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/7/03

Truck Fire Shuts Down U.S. 84

It was a tricky fire, one that fire and hazmat officials thought best to let it burn itself out.

It happened around six o'clock Monday evening night on US 84 , just west of Littlefield. That's where an 18-wheeler carrying sulfamic acid caught fire. According to emergency crews, one of the truck's tires suffered a blowout, causing its rear brakes and trailer to catch fire.

No one was injured, but two homes were evacuated as a precaution, and traffic was detoured for about five hours.

Sulfamic acid is a descaling agent, often used in the cleaning of marine or evaporative equipment.

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