Sandy Springs firefighter Clay Crowley rolls up hose after extinguishing tractor trailer fire on I 285. JOHN SPINK/AJC
Photo: JOHN SPINK/AJC
Photo: JOHN SPINK/AJC

No injuries reported in truck fire on I-285 in N. Fulton

If you saw a black cloud of smoke hanging above Atlanta on Monday morning, don’t worry, another bridge didn’t catch fire.

A tractor-trailer fire caused traffic delays on I-285, but firefighters extinguished the flames quickly and moved the truck off to the shoulder. There were no injuries.

The incident began at 9 :22 a.m., according to the hero unit that responded to the call. The driver, Islam Rasheed, was headed to Athens with an empty trailer to pick up a shipment. He noticed smoke, pulled over and then saw the flames.

The cause of the fire isn’t known at this time.

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Emergency services arrived to the scene around 9:30 a.m. and initially had to close four lanes of traffic. All lanes were reopened by 10: 25 a.m.

The truck caught fire near Sandy Springs on an eastbound lane of I-285, just after the exit for GA 400. 

Fire crews from Sandy Springs are still working at the scene, officials said.

Check back with AJC.com for updates.

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