Woman, dogs escape U-Haul truck fire

Updated: Apr. 8, 2017 at 8:46 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - There are currently no critical injuries reported after a U-Haul truck, with a woman and her three service dogs, caught fire in the 700 block of East Loop 289.

The woman said she was on her way to San Antonio.

The fire started in the cab of the truck and spread into the storage compartment, Bill Glass, Lubbock Fire Battalion chief, said. The driver and dogs were able to get out, however, one of the service dogs suffered burns on all four of its paws.

"We went ahead and hooked the trailer up and pulled it off to salvage the car," Glass said. "We had several companies (at the scene), because there's no water in this area, so we had to jockey water for a little while to get it taken care of."

The fire marshal is currently investigating the scene.

Emergency responders were called to the scene at around 5:30 p.m. Saturday and proceeded to shut down north and southbound traffic. Both lanes were back open as of 7:30 p.m.

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