WB 1-696 reopens at Mound following semi truck fire

Posted at 6:47 AM, Jan 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-06 13:28:01-05

(WXYZ) — All lanes of westbound I-696 at Mound Road in Warren have reopened after being closed for hours following a semi-truck catching on fire on the freeway.

The incident took place just before 5 a.m. Thursday morning and by 6:30 a.m. first responders were still trying to control the flames. The freeway reopened just before 1:30 p.m.

According to Michigan State Police, no one was injured and no other vehicles were involved in the incident.

MSP says the truck was carrying wood pallets, which added to the fire.

Once the scene was safely cleaned up, police inspected and salted the freeway before reopening.