Semi-truck bursts into flames near Bell Road - WKRN News 2

Semi-truck bursts into flames near Bell Road

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A semi-truck went up in flames early Saturday morning in Nashville.

Around 5 a.m., the driver heard a loud bang and immediately stopped and exited his truck on Couchville Pike near Bell Road.

After exiting the truck, the driver noticed it was on fire and attempted to put the flames out with a fire extinguisher.

He then walked to the other side of the truck and saw more flames, prompting him to call the fire department.

Upon arrival, he cab was fully engulfed.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames quickly.  The cab of the tractor-trailer was completely destroyed.

The driver said he lost his social security card, CDs and a radio.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

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