Air conditioner malfunction causes tractor trailer to catch fire - FOX Carolina 21

Air conditioner malfunction causes tractor trailer to catch fire on Interstate 81

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Andrea Stout Andrea Stout


A tractor trailer caught on fire Monday afternoon, after the air conditioner inside the truck caught on fire on Interstate 81 at mile markers 50-51. 

The cab of the truck was reportedly destroyed, but the trailer, carrying mostly canned food was saved in the fire.

A spot of burnt grass just off of the interstate also reportedly caught on fire, but was quickly put out.

Fire personnel from the Fall Branch fire department responded to the tractor trailer fire.

The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured in the fire.

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News Channel 11 has learned that a tractor trailer is on fire northbound on Interstate 81 around mile markers 50-51.

According to emergency communications dispatchers, the cab of the tractor trailer is fully engulfed in flames.

We have a reporter en route to the scene of the tractor trailer fire.

Keep checking for updates as they become available.

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