PHOTOS: Pickup truck fire stops I-44 traffic west of Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. A pickup truck fire brought traffic to a standstill west of Springfield Thursday morning.

The truck caught fire at about 6 a.m. near the 67 mile marker of I-44. Fire crews put out the fire, and no one was hurt.

The firefighting effort squeezed traffic down to one lane in the westbound lane, with traffic moving very slowly in the inside lane and the shoulder of the interstate. People on the scene report traffic was backed up for several miles for more than an hour after the fire.