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UPDATE: I-64 West near Milton reopens after tractor-trailer fire

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Published: Dec. 18, 2015 at 10:50 PM EST
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UPDATE 12/19/15 @ 8:45 a.m.

MILTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- According to Cabell County 911 dispatchers, I-64 West near Milton is back open after a tractor-trailer caught fire Friday night.

The fire happened near the 26.5 mile marker, which is just west of Miton Middle School.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Salt trucks had to be called to the scene to treat the interstate after the water used to fight the fire froze over.


ORINGINAL STORY 12/18/15 @ 11=0:50 p.m.

MILTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A tractor-trailer fire late Friday night has closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 in the Milton area, Cabell County 911 dispatchers say.

It happened at the 26.5-miler marker, which is just west of Milton Middle School.

No injuries were reported, but the westbound lanes are expected to be closed for a lengthy time during the cleanup.

Milton volunteer firefighters and police responded to the scene. They say the driver pulled over when the driver noticed fire coming from the engine compartment.

He was able to make it out OK, and fire crews contained the flames before they could spread to the trailer. The inside of the cab sustained some damage.

Although the fire was under control by just before 11 p.m. Friday, the DOH was dispatching salt trucks to the scene to treat all the ice that froze during the firefighting effort.

The interstate is expected to be closed for some time in that area.

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