VIDEO: Semi becomes engulfed in flames in Ala.

Posted at 9:51 AM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 09:51:43-05

(WTVM/NBC) An 18-wheeler carrying chemicals exploded on an Alabama interstate Wednesday night, prompting the evacuation of a half-mile radius.

The fire occurred on Interstate 20/59 after authorities say the driver stopped the vehicle, smelled an odor and called 911.

The tractor-trailer, which reportedly contained hydrogen peroxide, sodium hydroxide and sulfuric acid, later exploded.

The interstate was shut down in both directions and residents within a half-mile radius were evacuated.

No injuries are reported.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel