MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- Southbound traffic on Interstate 65 in Mobile between Moffett Road and U.S. 45 was stopped Friday afternoon, around 1:20 p.m., as an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer rig was on fire.

Heavy black smoke filled the air as the rig burned.

The driver of the vehicle was uninjured and the trailer was empty.

The Mobile Fire-Rescue Hazardous Materials Response Team was dispatched to assist with containing a diesel and hydraulic spill. A cleanup contractor was enroute to the scene to remove the spilled material. No injuries were reported.

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