NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – While traveling through North Texas the driver of an 18-wheeler ditched the trailer of the truck, which was loaded with chemicals, after if caught fire.

Because of the smoke and flames officials shutdown part of eastbound Interstate-20, just east of Terrell.

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The truck caught fire around 8:30 a.m. and two hours later was still burning on the offramp at FM 429.

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Officials are letting the truck burn itself out because of the hazardous materials onboard.

No one was hurt in the fire and there were no evacuations.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.