Hay bales on trailer catch fire on freeway

October 17, 2011 7:57:53 PM PDT
For the second time in a month, traffic was brought to a standstill after a truck carrying bales of hay caught fire.

SkyEye 13 HD was over the scene Monday morning along the Katy Freeway where the rolls of hay in the back of an 18-wheeler caught fire. The driver was able to pull over and get out. There were no injuries.

Fire crews had a little trouble getting water on the hay because big bundles of construction materials had been stacked up next to the nearest fire hydrant.

Investigators have not said what might have sparked the fire, but they do believe it was accidental.

Shortly before 10pm, crews reopened the I-10 exit to Studemont.

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