TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A trailer fire near mile marker 177 shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 early Tuesday morning.
The fire was called in around 2 a.m. when the driver of a semi carrying dog food was alerted through CB radio that the vehicle was on fire. Mile marker 177 is just a couple miles north of the State Road 25 exit on I-65.
Battle Ground Fire Chief Philip Lehman said when crews arrived they saw the fire was mainly contained to the rear of the trailer. Lehman went on to add that crews had to unload dozens of boxes from the trailer before they could get to the fire.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.
The driver was not hurt and there were no other injuries reported.
According to the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office, traffic was diverted onto State Road 43 while I-65 was closed. The left lane of I-65 was re-opened shortly before 5 a.m. The sheriff's office advises drivers to still proceed with caution due to ongoing clean-up.
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