Tractor trailer fire causes backups on I-85 in Cherokee Co. - FOX Carolina 21

Tractor trailer fire causes backups on I-85 in Cherokee Co.

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The burned out tractor trailer is moved to the side of southbound I-85 near MM 93. (Feb. 28, 2013/FOX Carolina) The burned out tractor trailer is moved to the side of southbound I-85 near MM 93. (Feb. 28, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GAFFNEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Troopers shut down southbound Interstate 85 near mile marker 93 in Cherokee County for a while Thursday morning because of a vehicle fire.

The highway patrol said detoured traffic off the interstate at exit 95 and then back on at exit 92 because of the tractor-trailer fire for a time early Thursday morning.

SLIDESHOW: Fire guts tractor trailer

Later on, troopers reopened the interstate, though travel was down to one lane for a while.

A FOX Carolina iWitness reported southbound traffic at a standstill as far back as mile marker 96 but was moving past the burned out tractor trailer about 7:30 a.m.

The tractor trailer was eventually hauled away by a tow truck. There is no word what sparked the fire.

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