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Anybody else see the truck on fire on 294 last night?

I know some of you guys here are truck drivers and hopefully all are ok. Last night Maria and me were driving north on 294 when we saw a semi truck on fire. And not some small engine fire either, the entire cab was engulfed in flames and they were shooting at least 10ft over the top of the cab. Part of the trailer was on fire to.

On the way back they had it out and I saw a van behind it with its front end smashed in and eating the center divider. Im assuming they collided but cant figure out how the truck just lit up like that.

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Acoording to the the police radios the van collided with the truck and then there was an explosion. I did not see it nor get the call for it but I was at the local PD talking with an officer when the radios started goin off.
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