SALADO, Texas — The driver of a semi-trailer is in the hospital Wednesday after the vehicle caught fire on Southbound Interstate 35, according to Belton Fire Capt. Justin Porter. Both lanes of the interstate and the frontage road near Exit 289A reopened around 4 a.m.

The driver was taken to Baylor Scott and White with non-life threatening injuries, Porter said.

The Belton Fire Department received a call before 3 a.m. and found the semi-trailer on fire near Exit 289. 

Traffic backed up for miles on the interstate as officials worked to put out the fire. 

The semi-trailer was not involved in a crash and there is no word on what caused the fire, Porter said.

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