COPY-Trailer fire in Nacogdoches leads to several evacuations

From the Nacogdoches Police Department: The Nacogdoches Fire Department is currently handling a trailer fire behind Texas Travel Plaza, located in the 4000 block of South Street.

The initial call was logged at 2:02 pm this afternoon. NFD, along with Nacogdoches PD, Texas DPS and Southland Response Haz-Mat responded.

Upon opening the trailer, which was parked, the fire grew rapidly, and the trailer is currently fully involved in fire. The NFD is not attempting to extinguish the blaze due to chemicals that are on board that are water reactive.

The trailer contains vehicle parts. The smoke from the fire is emitting straight upward and is dissipating. At this time there is no concern for public safety.

The Texas travel Plaza and an adjacent residence were evacuated as a precaution.