Semi fire shuts down I-75 southbound in Lexington


LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – A tractor-trailer fire shut down I-75 southbound in Lexington.

Crews were working near mile marker 118.

Reports of the fire began coming in around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

The driver of the semi was the first person to call in the fire. That driver was able to get out of the truck without any injuries.

The truck was hauling some sort of plastic that smoldered for hours.

Crews got the fire under control around 5 a.m.

Some diesel fuel from the semi leaked onto the ground. A tow truck and environmental crews were working to clear up the scene.

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