KENDLETON, Texas - Highway 59 at FM 2910 in Wharton County was closed for hours in both directions Monday after an oil tar truck caught fire.
The fire was reported just before 9 a.m.
The lanes reopened around 5:15 p.m.
According to the Wharton County Constable's Office Precinct 2, two people were taken to Oakbend Medical Center. Injuries were not immediately known.
Firefighters put the flames out just before 9:30 as the fire threatened a nearby gas tanker truck.
Investigators said no one was inside the truck at the time of the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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