SWEETWATER, Texas - An 18-wheeler fire sent giant plumes of smoke into the sky and shut down a Texas interstate Thursday afternoon.
The fire started near a truck stop in Sweetwater, Texas, around noon, according to CBS affiliate KTAB. Witnesses said they heard a loud explosion as the fire started.
Firefighters were able to get the fire extinguished in about an hour.
The driver of the truck was airlifted to a hospital for treatment.