Driver of 18-wheeler unharmed after cargo catches fire

Fire was reported just after 11 p.m. in 1600 block of I-10 W near La Cantera

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police said the driver of an 18-wheeler was not harmed after his cargo caught fire overnight.

The fire was reported just after 11 p.m. in the 1600 block of Interstate 10 West near the La Cantera exit.

Police said the driver of the vehicle started smelling smoke while taking bales of cotton from Lubbock to the valley.

The driver stopped driving and found several bales on fire, police said.

The fire department was called to put out the fire.

At this time there is no word on what started the fire.

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