Officials: no damage to I-70 overpass following semi fire

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – A semi-truck that caught fire shut down parts of I-70 near the Montgomery- Preble County line.

The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the eastbound lanes.

A passerby alerted the truck driver that his back wheels were on fire. Officials said the fire spread to more than 25,000 pounds of cardboard in the trailer of the truck.

The eastbound lanes were closed as a result of the crash, but reopened around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Officials say multiple fire departments were called in to rush water to the scene. The Preble County Line Rd. overpass didn’t suffer any damage due to the fire.

The Dayton post of the Ohio State Patrol says the semi’s brakes may be to blame. No one was hurt.

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