I-75 South at U.S. 35 split in Dayton open again after fire erupts on truck trailer

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A fire involving a vehicle onlookers have described as a pickup truck has prompted the shutdown of I-75 South at the U.S. 35 split in Dayton.??

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UPDATE @ 5:18 p.m.: Something on a trailer being hauled by a pickup truck caught fire and that led to the minutes-long full shutdown of I-75 South and a partial shutdown of I-75 North at the U.S. 35 split in Dayton, firefighters said.

The truck and trailer have been moved to the old Pilot gas station at I-75 and Edwin C. Moses Boulevard,

where fire crews will take everything off the trailer and hose down everything.

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I-75 Truck Fire

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Dayton firefighters tell us two men in the truck said something on the large flatbed trailer they were hauling caught fire. Neither of the men was injured.

Fire crews had one of the men drive the truck and trailer off the interstate to a location where crews could put out the fire.

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Dayton fire crews put water on items that caught fire as they were being hauled on I-75 South in Dayton on Friday afternoon. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

Dayton fire crews put water on items that caught fire as they were being hauled on I-75 South in Dayton on Friday afternoon. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

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Dayton fire crews put water on items that caught fire as they were being hauled on I-75 South in Dayton on Friday afternoon. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

INITIAL REPORT

A fire involving a vehicle onlookers have described as a pickup truck has prompted the shutdown of I-75 South at the U.S. 35 split in Dayton.

Northbound 75 is partially shut down -- the left lanes -- because of fire trucks that need access to the fire.

We have not heard of any injuries from the incident, which was reported about 4:47 p.m.

One witness described it this way: “The truck looked like a rolling ball of flame.”

We will update this developing report as we learn more.

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