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Vehicle catches fire on I-40 near Maumelle

Traffic came to a standstill after a truck caught fire on I-40 near Maumelle around 5:52 p.m.

MAUMELLE, Ark. — Update: Traffic officials have reopened the closed lanes.

Traffic came to a complete standstill after a truck "exploded" near Maumelle around 5:52 p.m.

According to ARDOT, the vehicle fire reportedly happened less than a mile away from Maumelle, forcing vehicles heading eastbound to come to a standstill. 

The incident happened near mile marker 141 along interstate 40. 

There is no other information at this time. We will update this article as more information becomes available. 

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