Driver of Flaming Semi Flagged Down on Interstate 40

Driver of Flaming Semi Flagged Down on Interstate 40

Interstate 40 was blocked near JFK overpass in North Little Rock around 10:00 p.m.
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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