Semi Fire

A semi tractor-trailer fire briefly shut down Interstate 74 between the 37 and 38 mile-markers Tuesday afternoon. The driver, who was en route to Nucor Steel, said the fire was caused by a mechanical issue. After trying to put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher, he called the fire department. Crawfordsville Fire, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Indiana State Police, Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency and Froedge's, Inc. towing all responded to the scene.