Truck hauling chips catches fire on SW side

(WISH Photo/Kevin Ratermann)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A semitrailer hauling potato chips caught fire on the southwest side of Indianapolis overnight.

Indiana State Police officials said the truck caught fire in the left lanes of I-70 near Ronald Reagan Parkway, but traffic was mostly unaffected. As of just before 5 a.m., officials at the scene said cleanup could last another hour or hour and a half.

Investigators believe the fire may have started in the truck’s brakes, then spread to the trailer. The fire burned hot enough that it melted tires on the trailer.

The truck was hauling Lay’s potato chips. It wasn’t immediately clear whether anyone was injured. 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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