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      18 Wheeler trailer fire

      {}An 18-wheeler fire caused some traffic issues late Wednesday night.{} Around 10:45 p.m. a trailer caught fire on Interstate 20/59 in the westbound lanes around mile marker 104.{} That is just past the I-459 interchange.{} The "Premier Trucking" trailer caught fire and Bessemer firefighters say the truck driver tried to extinguish the flames.{} When he realized they were too much for him, the driver called 911, according to Lt. Brian Purnell of Bessemer Fire Department.Lt. Purnell says the truck was headed to a company in Tuscaloosa when the brakes caught fire.{} The truck was hauling rims.{} Purnell says the trailer is a total loss, but there were no injuries.
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