Responders battle vehicle fire on I-49, North of Cypress

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District #5 responded to the scene of a commercial vehicle fire on June 20 around 9:25 pm on I-49 northbound at milepost #129 just north of Cypress according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Northbound lanes were closed. The truck hauling lead was totally engulfed.
Deputies said the driver, suffering from possible smoke inhalation, was transported from the scene by EMS to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center for observation and treatment.