The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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September 23, 2011

Truck fire causes backup on I-90

HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP — HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP —  Traffic was backed up for miles this morning after a truck caught fire in the westbound lane of Interstate 90 about three miles west of Route 45, according to Ohio Highway Patrol and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

“The truck just caught fire (around 7:34 a.m.),” said OHP Trooper Gary Sweeney. He said Amrit Ahuja, 49, of California, noticed a fire in the engine area of his rig and tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher but was unsuccessful.

Firefighters from Harpersfield and Austinburg townships responded to the blaze that backed traffic all the way to Route 45 for several hours.

Sweeney said nobody was injured in the fire. He said traffic was blocked completely in the westbound lane until the fire was contained and then reduced to one lane.

 

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