Box truck fire on I-675 South in Fairborn briefly shuts down southbound lanes

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Truck fire slows traffic on I-675

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Crews are working to determine what caused a fire in a box truck that destroyed it as it sat behind a semitrailer on the shoulder off I-675 South in Fairborn on Wednesday afternoon.

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PHOTO: Jim Noelker/Staff

PHOTO: Jim Noelker/Staff

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PHOTO: Jim Noelker/Staff

The box truck is a maintenance vehicle, carrying tools and equipment for the semitrailer that had broken down on the interstate at Dayton Yellow Springs Road.

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The box truck driver tells us he approached to semitrailer to ask that driver about his rig's problem, and when he started to return to his box truck it was engulfed in flames. The semitrailer was not damaged.

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PHOTO: Courtesy of Ryane Brinkman

PHOTO: Courtesy of Ryane Brinkman

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PHOTO: Courtesy of Ryane Brinkman

Neither driver was injured in the fire reported about 4:30 p.m.

Fairborn police and state highway patrol troopers shut down all the southbound lanes for several minutes. Northbound traffic was slowed because of rubbernecking.

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