NB I-71 fully reopens after semi fire

Updated: Aug. 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM EDT
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CARROLL COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - Northbound Interstate 71 is open again south of Sparta after a semi tractor-trailer fire closed it for several hours Friday morning, according to Kentucky State Police.

No injuries were reported when flames broke out about 4:16 a.m. Friday, dispatchers said.

The highway was completely blocked for about two hours at Ghent-Eagle Station Road, about 50 minutes away from downtown Cincinnati.

One lane reopened at 6:15 a.m.

The second lane opened just before 9 a.m.

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