OSP: Semi fire closes NB I-71 in Clinton County for several hours

OSP: Semi fire closes NB I-71 in Clinton County for several hours
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WILMINGTON, Ohio (FOX19) — Northbound Interstate 71 was shut down in Clinton County Wednesday morning due to a fully-engulfed semi tractor-trailer fire, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

No one was hurt when flames broke out about 5:20 a.m., patrol dispatchers said.

The driver was out and no injuries were reported, they said.

Ohio Department of Transportation crews were called to the scene to help put out road closed signs. There were concerns the highway closure in the thick, heavy fog that blanketed the Tri-State would cause rear-end crashes, dispatchers said.

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