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Truck explosion closes Interstate due to flying debris 


An Interstate in Michigan was shut down overnight after a semi truck caught fire and exploded. 

The incident occurred on the afternoon of Saturday, August 12th in Branch County, Michigan. 

According to 13 ABC, a semi truck hauling aerosol cans and paint was heading south on Interstate 69 near E Central Road when it caught fire. The fire caused an explosion inside of the truck, scattering debris on both sides of the roadway. 

Police shut down both sides of the highway as a result of the flying debris. The northbound side was cleared and reopened quickly, but the southbound side remained closed until 4:30 a.m. the next morning. 

Police say that the incident was an environmental hazard. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire has not been released.


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