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Eastbound I-64 in Franklin closed briefly after truck fire

One lane of eastbound Interstate 64 in Franklin County was closed Tuesday morning after a truck fire, Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said.

There were no injuries, and Melton said at 9 a.m. Tuesday that both lanes would be open within 10 minutes.

The sheriff's office and county firefighters responded to a call at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday after a tire caught fire on a truck pulling a trailer with a load of hay.

Both lanes were closed temporarily as the truck and trailer were removed from the road, Melton said, one lane was reopened soon after.

The fire happened near Exit 58 at Versailles Road.

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