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Two tractor-trailers separately catch on fire on I-83N

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Feb 18, 2019

Traffic was a mess on I-83 in Baltimore County Monday morning as two tractor-trailers caught on fire.

Both accidents happened in northbound lanes, and the first fire was reported around 5:30 a.m. on I-83 at Belfast Road. Officials with the Maryland State Police say the tractor-trailer was carrying plastic materials, making the fire much more difficult to extinguish.

Officials were detouring all traffic to Shawan Road. It is still unclear when all northbound lanes on I-83 will be open due to the fire.

Eight hours after the tractor-trailer fire broke out, all lanes on I-83 between Schawan and Belfast were finally opened.

The second tractor-trailer fire was on I-83 just past Timonium Road. Details are still limited, but officials say all lanes are now clear from this incident.