Truck carrying straw catches fire on US 264 in Zebulon

Firefighters and EMS were on the scene of a tractor trailer fire Tuesday.

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Brett Knese
, WRAL multimedia journalist
ZEBULON, N.C. — A truck carrying straw caught fire Tuesday morning in Wake County.

The crash was reported before 6:30 a.m. at the ramp from U.S. Highway 264 West onto U.S. Highway 64 West. The driver of the 18-wheeler said no one was injured.

Smoke filled the air, and several emergency vehicles were at the scene.

Tractor trailer fire stalls traffic on US 264 in Zebulon

Firefighters had to cut a hole in both sides of the trailer to get to the straw inside. Firefighters were still trying to extinguish the fire at 8:30 a.m.

Traffic was reduced to one lane, and heavy backups were reported in the area.

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