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Firefighters investigating after 5 big rigs burn at Texas truck stop


Authorities in Texas are investigating an early morning fire that left multiple semi trucks damaged on Wednesday.

The Amarillo Fire Department was dispatched to the Hana Travel Plaza off of I-40 shortly after 4 a.m. on March 31 for a reported vehicle fire.

When crews arrived on scene, they found five semi trucks burning in the parking lot.

“One of the semis contained an oxidizing agent (pool cleaner) which caused it to create oxygen as it burned and enhance the fire. Another semi was full of recycled plastic, adding to the toxic fumes,” the Amarillo Fire Department said.

Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control by 6:40 a.m.

A representative for the Amarillo Fire Department told local outlet KFDA that the five trucks are “pretty much a total loss.”

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Amarillo Fire Marshals.


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