18-wheeler catches fire on I-65 South near Valleydale Road

Hoover firefighters put out an 18-wheeler fire on Interstate 65 South near the Valleydale Road exit, Thursday, August 7, 2014. (

HOOVER, Alabama -- An 18-wheeler became engulfed by flames Thursday on Interstate 65 South in Hoover.

The truck caught fire just before the Valleydale Road exit around 9:30 a.m. Hoover firefighters responded to the location and quickly extinguished the flames. The driver was able to escape the cab of the truck without injury.

The incident caused traffic to become congested as crews worked to clear the scene. To get the latest on traffic conditions in the area and across the state, click here.