Semi-Trailer Fire Closes Part of Interstate


A stretch of interstate was shut down for seven hours as crews battle a semi-trailer fire.

The Sparta Area Fire District was called to this trailer Tuesday night.

The trailer was transporting 40,000 pounds of corn starch when the fire broke out.

The blaze soon spread to the surrounding grass, and threatened to spread to nearby trees.

Authorities say that the fire was caused by a brake malfunction. No one was injured, but the trailer was deemed a total loss.

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