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Truck catches fire, explodes in Missouri

Friday, February 07, 2014 - 00:45

Feb. 7 - Firefighters struggle to put out a tractor trailer that caught fire prompting multiple explosions in St. Louis, Missouri. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A tractor trailer went up in flames on the side of a St. Louis Missouri highway, prompting several explosions on Friday (February 7). Responding firefighters struggled to put the blaze out before it reached the vehicle's second trailer which reportedly contained 550 pounds of hazardous materials. The scene tied up traffic for hours. Cold weather compounded efforts to clear the scene as water used to put out the fire froze on the highway, creating slick patches of ice around the site.

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Truck catches fire, explodes in Missouri

Friday, February 07, 2014 - 00:45