Brake issue leads to semi-trailer fire in Englewood

Semi-trailer fire on I-70 westbound in Englewood

ENGLEWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) — A brake issue led to a semi-trailer fire that has shut down two lanes of traffic on I-70 in Englewood.

It happened just before 3:30 a.m. on Friday on I-70 westbound near the SR 48 exit.

A semi-trailer catches on fire on I-70 WB in Englewood.
A semi-trailer catches on fire on I-70 WB in Englewood.

Englewood Police Dispatch says when officers arrived on the scene, the trailer of the semi was fully engulfed in flames.

Authorities say the fire started in the semi’s brakes and spread to the trailer. The truck was hauling applesauce and prune juice, according to authorities on the scene.

Police shutdown I-70 westbound for clean-up. One lane has since reopened.

No injuries have been reported. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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