All lanes back open after semi catches on fire east of Topeka


All lanes are back open on westbound I-70 after a semi caught on fire late Thursday morning. 

The incident was reported just after 11:30 at mile marker 186.6, about 4 miles east of Topeka, according to the Kansas Turnpike Authority. 

The right and middle lane were being blocked while crews worked the scene. 

KTA reported just after 2 p.m. that all lanes were back open and the semi had been removed.

A KTA spokeswoman tells KSNT News the fire started in the engine compartment of the truck and said this is a good reminder for people to carry a fire extinguisher in their vehicle. 

No injuries have been reported at this time. 

The cause of the incident is under investigation. 

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December 31 2021 11:59 pm