Truck Hauling Bananas Catches Fire on I-35E in Lewisville

A tractor-trailer hauling bananas caught fire Friday afternoon on Interstate 35E near Lewisville Lake, police say, leaving many drivers in the ensuing backup late into the night Friday.[[318479601,L]]

The fire was reported at about 4:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-35E at Garden Ridge Boulevard.

Lewisville police and fire officials advised drivers to find another route while crews cleaned up the mess.

Police confirmed that the roads were finally cleared and all lanes were reopened at about 1 a.m. on Saturday.

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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