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