Sunday, December 10, 2017

UPDATE: Interstate Reopens After Tractor Trailer Fire

Interstate 81 has reopened after a tractor trailer fire closed both southbound lanes Sunday morning.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, the incident occurred around 7:15am when a tractor trailer driven by Fregy Attelus, 32, Allentown was traveling southbound on Interstate 81 near Milemarker 132 in Delano Township.

The fire started in the rear trailer and Attelus pulled over to the shoulder of the highway where the trailer became engulfed in flames.

No injuries were reported and the trailer was able to be towed from the scene.

The cargo inside the trailer was reported to be from Amazon.

Both lanes of Interstate 81 southbound were closed while fire personnel got the fire under control.

The passing lanes/left lane reopened around 9:30am and the right lane were closed for several more hours while the scene was cleared.

Assisting at the scene were the Delano Fire, McAdoo Fire, Hometown FIre, and the Good American Fire (Mahanoy City).

Photo Credit:  Schuylkill County Firewire

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