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Double 18-wheeler fire shut down Highway 290 at Binford

HOUSTON – Officials shut down Highway 290 and Binford after two 18-wheelers caught fire. 

Investigators said around 11 p.m. one 18-wheeler caught fire and started leaking fuel. 

Another 18-wheeler drove into the flames and also caught fire. 

Both drivers were able to escape the burning trucks safely. 

All westbound lanes are closed while crews clean up a mess of diesel and melted asphalt.