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A 10-car wreck in southwest Houston ignites a truck and a traffic jam Rare Media Library

A 10-car pileup impeded traffic for hours on the Southwest Freeway Tuesday night, resulting in one truck catching fire.

It all started when a car possibly hydroplaned on slick pavement, spinning out of control and then causing the chain-reaction collisions.

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Police shut down the freeway near the Fountainview exit for a brief period around midnight, according to the Houston Police Department.

The fire department doused the truck, and its occupants were able to escape.

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Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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