Trailer catches fire on I-70 eastbound in Putnam County

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PUTNAM COUNTY (WISH) – A trailer fire on I-70 near the 32 mile marker tied up traffic in the eastbound lanes for about an hour on Tuesday night.

At 7:19 Tuesday evening 52-year-old Ronald Weidenhammer’s Volvo tractor pulling a box trailer caught fire. Weidenhammer noticed smoke coming from the driver’s compartment. He was able to get to the emergency should, but could not contain the fire.

The vehicle and its contents were considered a total loss.

The eastbound lanes of I-70 were closed for nearly one hour. A cause for the fire was still under investigation as of Tuesday evening.

No one was injured and no crash occurred. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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