Semitrailer hauling paper towels catches fire on M-6

Kent County

GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A semitrailer hauling paper towel caught fire Monday morning, shutting down westbound M-6 in Kent County for several hours.

The Dutton Fire Department said authorities were called around 3:30 a.m. for a report of a semi-trailer fire on westbound M-6 near Broadmoor Avenue.

When firefighters arrived, DFD said the trailer, which was hauling paper towels, was fully engulfed in flames.

The driver was able to disconnect the tractor from the trailer before it was damaged, according to DFD.

It’s unclear what led to the fire or if there were any injuries.

The westbound lanes of M-6 at Broadmoor Avenue were closed for several hours as authorities worked to clear the scene. It has since reopened.

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