Semi bursts into flames, blocking traffic on I-64 for an hour

Published: Apr. 3, 2013 at 7:46 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 10, 2013 at 7:47 PM CDT
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GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE) - A semi burst into flames in Southern Gibson County late Wednesday morning, shutting down part of Interstate 64 for about an hour.

Sheriff's deputies tell 14 News that 40-year old Thomas Harders was hauling steel from Alcoa in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 near mile marker 28, when he heard a loud pop and pulled over, thinking he blew a tire.

Deputies say Harders noticed smoke, then fire. They say Harders tried to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher, but was unsuccessful.

Several fire crews were called and helped put out the fire. Harders was not hurt.

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