Spilled rubbing alcohol, peroxide spark tractor-trailer fire on I-85 in Granville County; 1 firefighter injured

  • Source: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro
  • Published: 01/20/2023 12:00 AM

North Carolina Interstate 85 at approximately mile marker 200 was closed down after a tractor-trailer caught fire Thursday afternoon, Granville’s Fire Marshall Office said. Fire Marshalls responded to the interstate call just after 2:45 p.m. to find rubbing alcohol and peroxide had spilled out onto the highway. The spillage closed all lanes for several hours. Granville County’s Emergency Management Director Jason Reavis said the county was able to clean up the damage on all but one lane as of 7 p.m. However, that one lane will “be closed for a while,” he said. Reavis did not specify which lane or what measures were used to clean up the excess liquids. Additionally, Reavis said one firefighter was transported to a nearby hospital for burns, but the severity is unknown.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and DailyDispatch.com. (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe