Crews respond to tractor trailer fire on I-81 in Botetourt County

Credit: S J Carter
Credit: S J Carter(WDBJ)
Published: Sep. 21, 2019 at 6:31 PM EDT
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There were no injuries after a tractor trailer caught on fire on I-81 South just before exit 168. The Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene but everything is now turned over to Virginia State Police.

The driver got out of the vehicle safely.

You can expect delays due to clean up of the scene. The right lane and right shoulder of 81 South are closed. The traffic backup is about 3 miles.

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