By Dave Fredrick - Sanilac Broadcasting
(Kimball Township) A tractor-trailer hauling trash from Canada caught fire early this morning on westbound I -94, closing portions of the freeway for several hours.
According to St. Clair County Sheriff Mat King, a 31 year old Brampton, Ontario man was driving on I-94, east of Ravenswood at about 4:00 a.m. He told deputies that he heard a tire pop and started to slow down.
As he started to pull off the road, he heard another pop. Once he stopped, he got out of the truck and saw flames coming from the right side of the trailer. He was able to unhook the truck from the trailer and pull it forward a safe distance.
Marysville Police, and fire departments from Kimball Township, Port Huron Township and Clyde Township assisted.
Westbound I-94 was closed until approximately 8:00 this morning from Range Road to Gratiot Road.
The driver of the truck was not injured. It is unknown at this time what caused the fire.
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