by Geoff Fox
Area firefighters battled a trailer fire along Interstate 70 that had the interstate closed for about two hours Monday night.
Just after 10 p.m. July 12, Hancock Fire Company was dispatched for a tractor-trailer fire on westbound Interstate 70 at the 2-mile marker with units finding a moving company tractor-trailer involved in fire near the rear of the trailer.
Hancock Fire Chief Robert Hoopengardner said crews pulled two hose lines and knocked down the fire on the outside of the trailer and opened the side and rear doors to find the fire had reached the contents and was burning.
“Additional units were called for water and manpower to assist in unloading the burned contents to make sure the fire was completely out,” Hoopengardner said.
Fire units from Clear Spring, Orleans, Berkeley Springs, along with Hancock Rescue Squad and the Washington County Air Unit assisted Hancock Fire Company at the scene.
Hoopengardner said units cleared the scene just after midnight and no injuries were reported.