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NB I-69 in Huntington Co. reopens after vehicle fire

Traffic being diverted off I-69 in Huntington County on July 26, 2023. (Provided Photo/INDOT)

UPDATE: As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, all lanes of northbound I-69 in Huntington County were back open after an early morning vehicle fire forced police to block all travel lanes for nearly seven hours.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The right lane of northbound I-69 in Huntington County is closed Wednesday after a semitruck full of tires caught on fire.

The fire began at around 4 a.m. just north of State Road 5 near the town of Milton.

The trailer hauling the tires broke in the middle and police must unload everything that was on it before it can be moved, the Huntington County Sheriff’s Office tells News 8.

All lanes of northbound I-69 were closed for nearly seven hours between State Road 5 and County Road West 1000 South.

Only the right lane remained closed at 11:45 a.m., according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.

The sheriff’s office did not say if there were any injuries or if the truck driver was injured.