RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) responded to an 18-wheeler fire on U.S. 49 in Rankin County on Monday.

The fire happened on U.S. 49 at Taylor Hill Road. The incident caused According to MHP, the northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. 49 were blocked while crews worked to clear the scene.

The scene was cleared before 1:00 p.m.