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Erin miller joins us now live in the control room with more, erin?

Erin: that's right carolyn.

Firefighters tell me they have a lot of experience responding to calls like this--- so they were prepared when emergency struck.

&lt;&lt; erin miller rephorting: flames weren't the only thing flying from the trailer.

(trevor snodderly, senior firefighter, maugansville fire department) "the tractor trailer tires as we were arriving on scene were actually exploding and flying into the median."

Erin miller: the smoke could be seen for miles.

Nat (trevor snodderly, senior firefighter) "we actually had to put on our masks and everything because the smoke was so bad."

Erin miller: firefighters say debris covered the interstate.

Chief, maugansville fire department) "it was just everything that fell directly underneath as it was melting plastic and stuff like that."

Erin miller: there were no injuries in the accident, but firefighters said dealing with the multiple burning vehicles was no easy feat.

(trevor snodderly, senior firefighter)"i never had tires personally fly at me so that was a little scary when the tire exploded and came right at me."

(sam anderson, assistant fire chief, maugansville fire department)"and the pressure builds up in the tire itself, it will just blow off the seal and it's just a very big loud bang so that's what everyone was hearing in the neighborhoods."

Erin miller: the most important thing in a situation like this--is putting out the fire and keeping it contained.

(sam anderson, assistant fire chief, maugansville fire department) "the big thing here is we have a lack of water since we're on the interstate so we need a lot of water to put this fire out."

Erin miller: and with 10 water tankers on the scene, the trailer fire was no match for the firefighters.

>> erin: officials say they were able to clean up the mess within two hours--but they still have no information as to what caused the fire.

Reporting live in the control room, erin miller, whag news.

Carolyn: thanks erin, firefighters say they respond to tractor trailer thanks erin, firefighters say they respond to tractor trailer fires a few times a year.


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