Big rig catches fire on Southwest Freeway

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HOUSTON - A big rig caught fire Wednesday on the Southwest Freeway, shutting down two lanes.

The 18-wheeler caught fire on the shoulder of the southbound lanes of Highway 59 near West Bellfort at 9:30 a.m.

Firefighters blocked two lanes of the freeway while they doused the flames. The lanes remained closed at 10:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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