Thankfully, the driver of the truck was not injured.
On Monday afternoon, around 4:36 p.m., Virginia State Police responded to a call of a truck that had caught fire on the northbound lanes on Interstate 95 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The interstate was closed for more than seven hours as crews worked.
The tractor-trailer was carrying "enormous rolls of paper" when it caught fire and lost several axels, which ended up scattered across the highway. The incident caused delays along the northbound lanes of I-95.
When police and fire crews arrived on the scene, they tried to extinguish the fire along the shoulder. However, the rest of the fire was due to the rolls of paper; the rolls were placed into dumpsters in order to put out the fire.
The driver of the truck was not injured in the fire.
At the time, all traffic was detoured from the northbound lanes to Exit 118 to Route 1. Traffic lanes have since opened back up, per the Virginia Department of Transportation.