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I-10 east reopens following vehicle fire on bridge

Truck fire on I-10 bridge.jpg
Posted at 1:45 PM, Apr 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-05 18:11:34-04

UPDATE: DOTD says all eastbound lanes are open now following a fire Tuesday afternoon on the basin bridge in St. Martin Parish.

According to the St. Martin Fire District, firefighters were called to the vehicle accident on Interstate 10 at mile marker 122 Eastbound.

When firefighters arrived, they found a pickup truck engulfed in flames. The pickup truck was involved in a vehicle crash where it struck the rear end of an 18-wheeler and ignited.


Firefighters on the scene began to extinguish the fire but efforts were hindered by the fuel tank on the vehicle which ruptured.

The fire was able to be extinguished. The roadway has fully reopened.

Here's a picture of the congestion from Tuesday afternoon.

Courtesy DOTD