An overnight semi fire on I-65 shut down the right-hand southbound lane of the interstate just south of the West Lafayette exit near mile marker 178. Indiana State Police say a semi-trailer loaded with dog food was engulfed in flames around 1 am Central Time. Cleanup was still underway at this hour (730am CDT) . Troopers say the driver by another semi by c-b radio that smoke was coming from his trailer axle area.
Indiana State Police say Battle Ground Fire and Rescue arrived to put out the fire but not before the trailer and its contents were a complete loss. As of 7:30 CDT/8:30 EDT am cleanup of the area was still underway and the right lane was expected to be shut down for possibly two more hours to clean up the wreckage.