Truck Hauling Cars Catches Fire on Interstate 81

AVOCA, Pa. -- Part of Interstate 81 south in Luzerne County was shut down Tuesday night after a tractor-trailer hauling vehicles went up in flames.

It happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday near the Avoca exit.

Both southbound lanes were closed between the Moosic exit (180) and the Pittston exit (175A) for a time. One lane is back open.

State police are investigating what sparked the fire.

There were no injuries.

It took more than three hours for crews to clean up the mess and reopen Interstate 81 south in Luzerne County.

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