Fire destroys semi along I-196 near Holland

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HOLLAND, Mich. — A semi truck fire shut down a portion of westbound Interstate 196 just north of Holland on Monday night.

The semi caught fire shortly before 5 p.m. during the evening commute on westbound I-196 near the Adams Street exit.

The truck’s driver was not injured. A bystander saw the flames in the rear of the truck and signaled the driver to pull over. The driver was able to pull the truck over to the side of the insterstate before the flames spread.

Afterward there wasn’t much left of the truck, just a charred mess.

The fire chief told FOX 17 NEWS that there wasn’t anything in the cab.

The cause may be mechanical but is still under investigation.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.