Semi fire disrupts traffic on I-69

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Emergency crews have now opened lanes northbound of I-69 in DeKalb County between the 334 and 337 mile markers near US 6.

The semi caught fire just after 7 a.m., according to DeKalb County dispatchers. The truck driver pulled over because she was having mechanical problems. When she got out of the truck she noticed the smoke and flames.

No injuries were reported. However, the truck was destroyed and the trailer had some fire damage.  The truck was hauling a soy bean bi-product.

Emergency crews estimate that the road should be opened back up around 9:30 am.

This photo was submitted via Report!t
This photo was submitted via Report!t

Melvin Conklin captured the video at around 7:25 am and submitted it via Report!t.

The driver was going from Kentucky to Ypsilanti, Michigan. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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