18-wheeler flips and catches fire at Highway 59 and 288 interchange

An 18-wheeler flipped on its side and caught fire at the interchange of the Southwest Freeway and Highway 288 on Saturday evening.

HOUSTON - An 18-wheeler flipped on its side and caught fire at the interchange of the Southwest Freeway and Highway 288 on Saturday evening. 

The Houston Police Department said the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. and fuel spilled across the highway. 

Firefighters managed to put out the fire before it spread to a nearby apartment complex. 

No injuries were reported. 

All southbound mainlanes of IH-69 Southwest at Highway 288 are shut down. 

 

 

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