Driver of Flaming Semi Flagged Down on Interstate 40

Published 05/29 2014 11:35PM

Updated 05/30 2014 12:10AM

North Little Rock Interstate 40 Fire
North Little Rock Interstate 40 Fire

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR -- A trucker is grateful after being flagged down on Interstate 40.

The occupants of a car stopped the tanker to tell the driver his trailer was on fire.

It happened in North Little Rock near the JFK overpass shortly after 10:00 p.m..

The trucker called the driver of the car a "guardian angel".

The car driver says it was his 19-year-old daughter who alerted him to the fire, then they both worked to get the tanker's attention.

The interstate was blocked for a short  time while the fire was put out, and emergency workers made sure there was no danger of explosion.

The fire had started near a rear wheel of the tanker trailer.

North Little Rock Police and Fire Crews handled the situation along with the State Police.

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