Semi fire closes part of I-69

FORT WAYNE (IND.)- A vehicle fire on I-69 South, north of exit 316 for Union Chapel Rd caused traffic delays Tuesday morning.

Dispatchers tell NewsChannel 15 that the fire broke out around 6:00 a.m. The driver of the semi truck was able to get out of the cab before it became engulfed in flames. No injuries were reported.

According to Ron Galaviz of the Indiana State Police, the driver pulled over after noticing a brake was on fire. He used an extinguisher to put it out and was able to disconnect the cab from the trailer so it wouldn’t catch fire.

The driver was not injured.