Large truck fire shuts down I-77 in Charlotte

Avoid the area!

The northbound lanes of I-77 in Charlotte, North Carolina, are shut down following a major tractor trailer fire this afternoon.

The fire started just before 1 p.m. on I-77 at Sunset Road.

No injuries have been reported.

Multiple agencies and more than 30 fire fighters responded to the blaze.

Investigators are still working to determine what caused the truck fire.

Miles long traffic backups have been reported in the area, with many drivers exiting their vehicles and standing outside on the roadway. It isn’t clear when the northbound lanes of the interstate will reopen.