Semi-truck engulfed in flames in Gulfport

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A semi-truck caught fire today in Gulfport on I-10.

Shortly after 2 p.m., a semi-truck headed westbound on I-10 blew a tire, forcing the vehicle to pull to the side of the interstate.

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Upon stopping, the driver realized that the tire had caught fire which forced him to leave the vehicle. Shortly after leaving the vehicle, the entire truck became engulfed in flames.

The Gulfport police and fire departments responded to the scene, putting out the fire in a matter of minutes.