Southbound I-75 in Rockcastle County delayed due to tractor-trailer fire

Published: Jul. 31, 2019 at 6:00 PM EDT
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A tractor-trailer fire on I-75 is slowing traffic in the southbound lanes Wednesday afternoon.

the southbound lanes reopened at the 63-mile marker, but traffic may still move slowly for a while.

The Mount Vernon Fire Department and the Brodhead Fire Department responded to the scene. Fire officials said the truck was engulfed in flames when they arrived.

We do not know what caused the fire or if the driver is hurt.

One of our reporters said traffic is backed up southbound from near the Berea exit almost to Livingston.

On my way out of town... it looks like I-75 is pretty backed up a couple miles south of the Berea exit almost to Livingston. People are starting to get out of their cars. Update: Officials say the lanes were closed due to a tractor trailer catching fire. More details are on

Posted by Katey Cook WYMT on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

BFD units are responding to the area of I-75 64 south bound mile marker for semi truck fire, fully involved. Expect...

Posted by Brodhead Fire Department on Wednesday, July 31, 2019