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Truck catches fire near UT Health in Tyler

Truck catches fire near UT Health in Tyler
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Monday, August 8, 2011 - 4:43pm

The bed of a truck caught fire on Hwy. 271 near UT Health in Tyler on Monday afternoon.

KETK crews were on the scene as several passers-by pulled over to help the drivers of the truck put the fire out before it spread to nearby dry grass. People even removed their shirts and used them to help extinguish the blaze.

The truck was carrying a lot of paper, but the driver tells KETK, he has no idea how the fire began. The driver reports seeing smoke coming from the bed of the truck, and by the time he had pulled over it had escalated to a large fire.

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