I-95 SB re-opened after overnight truck fire

Published: Jan. 29, 2013 at 10:16 AM EST|Updated: Aug. 12, 2016 at 12:22 PM EDT
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PORT WENTWORTH, GA (WTOC) - Both of the southbound lanes on Interstate 95 in Port Wentworth are back open after a truck caught fire overnight.

Port Wentworth fire crews were called out around 2 a.m. Tuesday to a vehicle on fire on I-95 southbound, right before Hwy 21. 

Two people were inside the truck when the fire started. They both escaped unharmed. 

Around 4 to 5 Port Wentworth fire units had to be called to the scene to help fight the blaze. The fire chief for Port Wentworth says he is not exactly sure what caused the truck to catch fire. He says there is so much damage to the front of the truck that it will be difficult to determine a cause. 

Both of the southbound lanes of I-95 right in front of the weigh station before Hwy 21 had to be shut down for a little over an hour while crews put out the fire. All lanes of I-95 southbound are back open to traffic at this time. 

Officials don't believe an investigation will be necessary because noone was hurt. They say the truck fire was never a threat to anyone traveling along I-95 SB overnight.

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