EVANSTON — A military semi truck hauling ammunition caught fire on Interstate 80 near Evanston this afternoon. Evanston fire crews worked quickly to keep the fire from spreading to the cargo.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation shut down Interstate 80 between Evanston to Exit 39 after the truck caught on fire.
WYDOT reported around 1 p.m. today that a vehicle fire was occurring. Both the eastbound and westbound lanes on I-80 were closed for about a half an hour. I-80 was then reopened, except the left, right lane was still blocked westbound on I-80 between Lyman and Evanston at milepost 16.
Uinta County Fire and Ambulance crews responded to the fire and later reported on their social media page that Evanston fire crews battled a semi truck fire earlier today.
“The semi was part of a Military Convoy and was hauling ammunition,” the post states. “Crews were able to contain the fire to the tractor and the cargo containers were not breached.”