Truck catches fire on I-73 near Summerfield in Guilford County

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A truck heading south on Interstate 73 caught fire Friday morning.

Crews were forced to shut down I-73 southbound just past exit 119 in Guilford County at about 5:13 a.m.

Chris Johnson, chief of Summerfield Fire District, said the tractor-trailer experienced a mechanical issue and caught fire.  

The Summerfield Fire District responded about 5:13 a.m. and extinguished the blaze on I-73.  

The trailer was hauling beverage products which are now being offloaded.  

No one was injured and there were no hazardous chemicals involved.  

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