Video: Semi trailer burns alongside I-196

Allegan County

CASCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A semi-truck trailer burst into flames on I-196 north of South Haven Wednesday.

The fire sparked around 11:45 p.m. in the northbound lanes near 109th Avenue in Casco Township, according to South Haven Area Emergency Services. Video from a passerby shows flames and a thick cloud of black smoke rising from the trailer.

SHAES said it looks like the fire started in the wheels. The truck driver noticed a problem, pulled over and then pulled the truck away from the trailer.

The trailer, which was full of vegetables, was destroyed.

No one was hurt.

The fire led to hours of traffic problems on I-196.

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