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WB I-696 at Mound in Warren reopens after semi-truck fire

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Warren  Westbound Interstate 696 at Mound has reopened after an early morning semi-truck fire, state police and officials said.

The freeway had been closed in the area for more than eight hours.

Troopers were called to the location at about 4:40 a.m. Thursday for a report of a semi-truck on fire. They arrived and found a tractor-trailer fully engulfed by flames on the interstate's right shoulder.

MDOT cameras show the remains of a semi-trailer that caught fire on Interstate 696 Thursday morning.

According to a preliminary investigation, there was no crash, there were no injuries and no other vehicles were involved. Police said the truck was carrying wood pallets, which added to the fire.

Police said the freeway would reopen once the area was safe, crews cleaned up the wreckage and the road was inspected and salted.

cramirez@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @CharlesERamirez