Amanda Perez Booth/News Channel 10
Amanda Perez Booth/News Channel 10

If you were driving east on Interstate 40 on Tuesday, chances are you hit a bit of traffic around Amarillo, Texas and got to enjoy the aroma of a whole mess of onions burning because a semi-truck trailer full of onions caught fire out near Frying Pan Road. Occasionally, there is good news.

According to News Channel 10, a tire blowout caused sparks to flare up and set the trailer ablaze and onions got everywhere:

Onions spilled out across the highway and the flames spread into the nearby ditch.

The semi driver was able to detach from the flame-engulfed trailer and drive to safety.


Eastbound lanes were shut down as the situation was handled and cleaned up.

Illustration for article titled Truck fulla onions caught fire oer on Frying Pan Road

There were no injuries reported.

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