Zachary FD responds to early morning 18-wheeler fire on Highway 61

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ZACHARY, La. (BRPROUD) – The Zachary Fire Department received a call at 3:07 a.m. about an incident on Highway 61 and Mount Pleasant Rd.

Upon arrival, members of the Zachary Fire Department determined this was a hazmat scene.

Baton Rouge Fire Department Hazmat Teams responded to the scene and provided assistance.

ZFD says an 18-wheeler was carrying a large load of two gallon boxes which contained jugs of engine oil.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and all of the contents were contained, according to the Zachary Fire Department.

Fire investigators determined the fire was likely started because of breaks on the 18-wheeler locking up and getting hot.

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