The fire, which started in the truck's brakes, caused both eastbound lanes of the interstate near N.C. 55 to be shut down for more than an hour.
The off-ramp from eastbound I-40 to N.C. 55 remained closed at 8:15 a.m. after crews removed the truck from the highway.
No one was injured in the fire, which started around 4:50 a.m. Wednesday. The fire from the brakes on the truck spread to insulation on the trailer of the truck.
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