BOX TRUCK FIRE SHUTS DOWN INTERSTATE

 (Suwanee, Ga., May 21, 2019) – Firefighters responded at 4:35 p.m. to a report of a truck on fire on I-85 South, north of Lawrenceville Suwanee Road in Suwanee. Multiple 911 calls were received for the incident.

Fire crews arrived on scene and found one box truck fully involved on the right shoulder of I-85. All lanes of I-85 South were temporarily closed while firefighters stretched hose lines to attack the fire. Once the fire was knocked down, three left lanes of the Interstate were reopened to traffic. According to the driver of the truck, a mattress in the roadway was run over causing the driver to maneuver the truck to the right shoulder. The driver was able to safely exit the truck prior it becoming fully engulfed in flames. The truck was a total loss and no injuries were reported. GDOT HERO Units were on scene and assisting with traffic control during the duration of the incident. All lanes have since reopened and please contact Georgia State Patrol for report information.

EQUIPMENT AT THE SCENE INCLUDED: 3-Engines, 1-Water Tender and 1-Battalion Chief

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