UPDATE: WFFD fighting tractor-trailer rig fire closes part of McNiel

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UPDATE: 4:13 p.m.

KFDX has learned that the vehicle that caught fire early Monday afternoon was a tractor-trailer rig hauling asphalt to Phillips Street, according to Assistant Fire Marshal Jody Ashlock.

Authorities said that fluid had leaked underneath the vehicle and caught fire causing the cab to catch on fire.

While the driver attempted to put out the fire, a person passing the scene called 911.

The driver did not sustain any injuries.

The total amount of damage caused by the fire was $37,000.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Wichita Falls firefighters are asking drivers to avoid the McNiel Avenue area between Kell and Call Field as they work to extinguish a semi that caught fire.

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