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Tractor-trailer catches fire on I-85

Posted February 26, 2011 8:51 a.m. EST
Updated February 26, 2011 11:02 a.m. EST

— A tractor-trailer fire partially closed Interstate 85 South in Orange County during the early morning hours of Saturday.

State troopers said that a tractor-trailer hauling wrecked cars caught fire at mile marker 167, east of Hillsborough, shortly before midnight Friday. No injuries were reported.

At one point, all southbound lanes of I-85 were closed.

The highway was completely reopened a little more than four hours after the fire.