Semi-truck catches fire, blocks I-65 northbound at the I-565 exit Monday night


Photo credit: Jennifer Sampieri

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – ALGO says a wreck involving a semi-truck fire blocked both lanes of I-65 northbound just before the I-565 exit Monday night.

Emergency crews were called to the wreck around 10:00 p.m.

No injuries were reported but law enforcement says the semi-truck cab is a total loss. The driver told first responders that he believed an airbag malfunction caused the fire.

Fire departments from Decatur, Priceville and Flint responded to the wreck.

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