KNOXVILLE — UPDATE: TDOT reopened the eastbound right lane on I-40 around 7:15 a.m Thursday. There is still debris and damage on scene.

ORIGINAL STORY: A car hauler caught fire early this morning on I-40E at mile marker 385 in West Knoxville.

The hauler is located right after the I-640 exit on I-40E.

The hauler caught on fire and the driver pulled over to the side of the road just before 1:30 a.m., according to TDOT officials on the scene.

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Fuel spilled on the roadway and crews are laying sand to soak it up.

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There were no injuries reported.

TDOT estimates the lane will be cleared by 9 a.m. this morning after they remove all the cars from the hauler and tow what's left of the vehicle.

10News will continue to update this story as it receives more information.