No one hurt in semi fire on Kansas interstate

By: KAKE News - Email
By: KAKE News - Email
The fire broke out shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday on I-135 near Moundridge.

Trooper Ben Gardner / Kansas Highway Patrol

MOUNDRIDGE, Kan. — Part of I-135 was shut down early Wednesday after a semi truck caught fire.

The fire broke out in a semi shortly after 7 a.m. on northbound I-135 near mile post 41. That's southeast of McPherson in McPherson County.

When crews arrived, the cab was engulfed in flames, but the driver had escaped to safety. According to Trooper Ben Gardner with the Kansas Highway Patrol, the northbound lanes were closed while firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.

The fire was under control around 8:30. The cause is under investigation.

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Trooper Ben Gardner / Kansas Highway Patrol


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