A tractor trailer belonging to Fed-Ex caught fire near mile marker 31 of Interstate 81 around 11 p.m. Monday after the driver reported his truck was on fire. Officials on scened stated that the fire, which started from the rear brakes, spread to the back part of the wooden trailer. Responding in addition to state police were fire companies and fire police volunteers from Ryan Township, Mahanoy City, and surrounding areas. No injuries were reported. Nicole Chapman, along with fellow Mahanoy City firefighters sprays water under the truck to reach hot spots.
Tractor trailer catches fire on I-81
Tuesday, April 9, 2013