Truck fire forces closure of I-85 in Gwinnett County, roadway re - CBS46 News

Truck fire forces closure of I-85 in Gwinnett County, roadway reopens

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Source: Gwinnett Fire Source: Gwinnett Fire
Source: Gwinnett Fire Source: Gwinnett Fire
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A tractor trailer fire forced the closure of the northbound lanes of I-85 near Boggs Road in Gwinnett County Thursday morning but the roadway has since reopened.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze and crews were forced extract the fuel out of the tractor-trailer before it could be cleared. The fire was believed to be mechanical and was sparked by the brake system and a blown tire.

There was no fuel leak from the tanker and there was no immediate hazardous materials threat.  

No word on if any injuries have been sustained.

The roadway reopened around 6:30 a.m.

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