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Truck Trailer Fire On I-70 Slows Traffic

I-70 trailer fire
I-70 trailer fire

Indiana State Police and Riley Fire Department were called out to a semi-trailer fire Wednesday afternoon.

It happened in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the 12 mile marker.  The fire spread onto the grassy ditch area off the side of the highway.

The driver of the truck was 43 year old Carl Dixon of Richton Park, IL.

He told police he was pulling the trailer loaded with one steel coil.

He noticed the smoke and pulled to the shoulder and separated the truck from trailer.  Westbound I-70 traffic was stopped for approximately 30 minutes.

No one was injured.