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Big rig fire slows traffic on 271 Thanksgiving morning

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SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

As busy travelers rolled by on Thanksgiving morning, they witnessed a concerning sight along the roadway on Hwy 271.

An 18-wheeler caught fire as it was traveling just south of Interstate 20 on Hwy 271. The Smith County Sheriff's Department says it was not the result of an accident, but appeared to be a cargo fire.Winona Fire Department responded quickly to the scene to extinguish the fire.

A witness who spoke with the driver said that the truck was hauling a load of  "expensive chocolate."

The incident slowed traffic in the area, but is under control at this time. No injuries were reported.

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