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Breaking: No injuries, truck saved in fire that closed I-90 this afternoon

(Johnson County, Wyo.) — Today at 2:35 p.m., WYDOT closed I-90 westbound between Buffalo and Sheridan at mile post 42 due to a vehicle fire. Drivers were advised to be prepared to stop. At approximately 2:15 p.m., 54-year-old Michael Robeson of Las Vegas, NV, was westbound on I-90 at milepost 42, 14 miles west of Buffalo in Johnson County, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Robeson was driving a truck tractor semi trailer combination for Atlas Van Lines loaded with household goods. A different driver pulled next to Robeson and motioned for him to pull over. Robeson pulled to the shoulder of the interstate and exited his truck. Robeson saw that the left rear trailer tires were on fire. Robeson utilized a fire extinguisher but was unsuccessful. Troopers arrived on scene shortly after and used their fire extinguishers, which dampened the fire but it had spread to the interior of the trailer by that time and continued. Robeson tried to separate the tractor from the trailer but could not. Johnson County fire arrived on scene and the interstate was then shut down for the safety of both the first responders and the motoring public. The incident caused no injuries or fatalities. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the rear half of the trailer, saving the truck from damage. The interstate was closed as of 4:30 p.m. for scene security and cleanup, but as of 6:38 p.m., it was reopened by WYDOT. #dally #news