Semi-truck catches fire on eastbound I-96

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IONIA COUNTY, MI (WILX) -- Ionia County Deputies responded to a vehicle fire on eastbound I-96 near mile marker 71 at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police said an investigation into the incident showed a semi-truck was traveling east on I-96 when an unknown mechanical failure caused the truck to catch fire.

Police said the driver was able to pull the truck onto the shoulder of the road and got out of the vehicle safely, but the truck was a complete loss.

I-96 was closed for about an hour and a half while the investigation was being done, according to police.

The Ionia County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Berlin Orange Fire Department, Ionia County Central Dispatch and Reed and Hoppes Towing in the incident.

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