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Two lanes of WB I-696 reopen at Woodward after massive semi fire

Posted: 1:51 PM, Jun 12, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-12 21:19:10Z
Massive semi fire closes WB I-696 at Woodward
Massive semi fire closes WB I-696 at Woodward
Massive semi fire closes WB I-696 at Woodward

3:04 p.m.

Two lanes of westbound I-696 have reopened ahead of rush hour after a massive semi fire closed the freeway earlier Monday afternoon.

The eastbound lanes were closed as well during the fire but have since reopened.

Right now, it's not clear what caused the fire but we're told there were no injuries.

Chopper 7 was over the scene which showed the semi and at least two vehicles on fire. MDOT has not said when the rest of the westbound lanes will reopen.

2:50 p.m.

Fire crews have extinguished a massive semi fire that has westbound I-696 closed at Woodward in Royal Oak.

The eastbound lanes were closed as well during the fire but have since reopened.

Right now, it's not clear what caused the fire but we're told there were no injuries.

Chopper 7 was over the scene which showed the semi and at least two vehicles on fire. MDOT has not said when the westbound lanes will reopen.

Multiple tow trucks are on scene to haul away the wreckage after the fire.

2:27 p.m.

Eastbound I-696 is back open at Woodward in Royal Oak while the westbound lanes remain closed after a massive semi fire earlier in the afternoon.

Originally, both directions were closed due to the fire, which involved a semi and at least two vehicles. Smoke was visible for miles and was even picked up on our Mt. Clemens tower cam.

It's not clear what caused the fire, but Michigan State Police say there are no injuries. 

We're not sure when westbound I-696 will reopen.

2 p.m.

A massive semi fire has closed both directions of I-696 at Woodward Ave. in Royal Oak. Right now, at least two vehicles are involved and it appears a semi could be involved as well.

Crews are on scene battling the fire.

Michigan State Police tell 7 Action News they're not sure what caused the fire but there are no injuries.

1:50 p.m.

A massive fire has closed both directions of I-696 at Woodward Ave. in Royal Oak.

Chopper 7 was over the scene and showed at least two vehicles involved as well as the semi.

Smoke can be seen from miles, even from our Mt. Clemens tower cam.

Right now we haven't been told if there are any injuries.