Cause of semi fire revealed

Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

The incident Thursday that resulted in a section of I-65 being closed is being attributed to a tire fire. Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, says that deputies arrived to the 77-mile marker of the southbound interstate just after 11 a.m. She says the tractor and trailer, driven by Robin D. Kutruff, were destroyed before being extinguished at the scene.

Both lanes of I65 were closed for almost an hour. One lane remained closed for several hours.

Kutruff was not hurt.