I-75 reopens after Amazon truck catches on fire in Henry County

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

An Amazon tractor-trailer caught on fire on I-75 in Henry County on Thursday afternoon, bringing traffic to a standstill just prior to the evening commute.

The fire was reported at around 1 p.m. in the northbound lanes just before Bill Gardner Parkway, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The interstate was blocked until about 6:10 p.m., and it took about an additional hour until the miles of backed up traffic began to move smoothly again.

The Georgia State Patrol said the 18-wheeler’s driver was near mile marker 212 when they noticed smoke and pulled over to the shoulder.

“Once on the shoulder, the vehicle caught fire,” authorities said. No injuries have been reported, according to Henry County fire officials.

Troopers and county police shut down the right two lanes of the interstate as fire crews worked to extinguish the blaze.

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