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I-77 in north Charlotte shut down after tractor-trailer catches fire

A large fire involving a tractor-trailer shut down a portion of Interstate 77 in north Charlotte Friday afternoon.
A large fire involving a tractor-trailer shut down a portion of Interstate 77 in north Charlotte Friday afternoon. Charlotte Fire Department

A large fire involving a tractor-trailer shut down a portion of Interstate 77 in north Charlotte Friday afternoon.

The fire broke out around 12:45 p.m. on northbound I-77 near Sunset Road. Firefighters said multiple departments were assisting with the incident.

Officials have not said what may have sparked the fire or if any injuries were reported.

Crews said over 30 firefighters were on scene assisting in the blaze. No one was injured in the incident.

Drivers should expect heavy delays and avoid the area if possible.

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