Tractor trailer fire shuts down I-81 in Schuylkill County

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DELANO TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- A tractor trailer fire shut down southbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County for more than two hours Sunday.

The fire started in Delano Township around 7:15 am. That’s when the driver pulled over to the shoulder, and the trailer became engulfed in flames.

Both southbound lanes were closed until around 9:30. The right lane remained closed for several more hours until the scene was completely clear.

There were no injuries reported.

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