Trailer’s explosive Axe Body Spray fire damages I-35 in Texas

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Updated Sep 7, 2018

A trailer full of Axe Body Spray ignited and set off cans flying in all directions early Friday on Interstate 35 in Belton, Texas.

No injuries were reported, but the Texas Department of Transportation closed the northbound lanes near exit 294 and said the highway would have to be inspected for possible resurfacing following road damage from the intense fire.

Hundreds of Axe cans had to be removed before the highway was re-opened hours later around noon, according to

After noticing a fire in his rear-view mirror, the driver pulled over, disconnected his tractor from the trailer and drove it out of harm’s way. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Belton is roughly 50 miles north of Austin.