A section of I-75 that was closed for a FedEx semi-truck fire has re-opened.

Northbound I-75 at Wilder Road in Monitor Township was closed at around 6:20 a.m. because of the fire.

Michigan State Police said the driver of the FedEx truck said he had a tire blowout, and as he was pulling off the highway, a second tire blew out as well. That started a wheel and axle fire under the trailer.

Lt. Dave Kaiser said the driver tried to put the fire out, but couldn’t.

The Monitor Township Fire Department said the fire did get into the trailer's freight compartment, and it burned some medical supplies. But it did not get into any chemical containers. Paint, along with two flammable chemicals were in the trailer. One was a chemical called Xylenes, the other was MEK.

Items such as facial tissues, wipes, and diapers were strewn along the roadway after being pulled out of the trailer.

No one was hurt.

The highway re-opened a little after 10 a.m.

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