18 Wheeler fire shut down I-459

An 18 wheeler caught fire late Wednesday night, which caused a traffic nightmare for people on Interstate 459 in Bessemer.{} The big rig pulled to the side of the interstate, just before 10:00 p.m. near the McCalla exit on the southbound side.{} The cab burned for several hours.We're told there were no injuries, but the firefighting efforts closed down the southbound lanes for a while.{} Traffic was backed up for several miles.All that traffic caused a secondary accident.{} At this point, police haven't released the details.{} However, we know at least one car was involved in that accident.{} It continued to hold up travel and cleanup efforts.{} Traffic was, at one point, backed all the way up to exit six.