Semi fire closes portion of U.S. 30 near Van Wert

A viewer submitted a photo of a semi that caught fire on U.S. 30 in Van Wert County on Apr. 20, 2017.

VAN WERT, Ohio (WANE) – The westbound lanes of U.S. 30 are back open at U.S. 224 in Van Wert after a tractor-trailer fire.

Emergency dispatchers reported the semi was “fully engulfed” shortly before 11:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Firefighters put out the flames but closed down the highway for nearly four hours. The highway was back open around 4 a.m. Friday, according to the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department.

OSHP said the truck was carrying insulation.

It’s unclear how the tractor-trailer caught fire.

No injuries were reported.