Richfield I-41 semi fire, burning plastic reignited several times

Semitruck fire on I-41 in Richfield (Courtesy: Richfield Volunteer Fire Company)

A Washington County semitruck fire on I-41 took more than three hours and roughly 18,000 gallons of water to extinguish early Monday morning, July 31.

According to the Richfield Volunteer Fire Company, crews were called out for a semi with a smoke rear axle around 12:30 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found the trailer was fully engulfed in flames.

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The Jackson and Germantown Fire Departments responded with water to assist in the firefight. RVFC said there were several re-ignitions of the load of plastic.

No injuries were reported.