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.
Trooper Ben Gardner / Kansas Highway Patrol