UPDATE: all lanes of I-75 reopen in Piqua after semi fire


PIQUA, Ohio (WDTN) — All lanes of I-75 northbound have reopened in Piqua after a semi fire shut down traffic on Tuesday morning.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol received a call about the fire around 5:50 a.m. on Tuesday.

When troopers arrived, they found a semi fully involved in flames just south of U.S. 36 in Piqua.

It took crews more than 30 minutes to put out the fire, using a large amount of water, especially on the cab of the truck, to extinguish the flames.

Once the fire was out, another issue arose, as some of the water froze on the road. ODOT sent a truck to salt the road to reduce the risk of ice.

OSP shutdown both lanes of I-75 northbound to clean-up the fire. The left lane has since reopened.

No one was injured in the fire. The cause of the fire has not been released.

At one point both lanes of I-75 northbound were shut down. They have since reopened.

OSP hasn’t pinpointed an exact cause, but they say the fire did start in the engine area.

OSP troopers are urging drivers to use caution in the area of the crash, because some ice could still remain.

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