- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - A stretch of freeway in southwest Detroit has reopened to traffic following a tanker fire on an Interstate 75 bridge.

Video broadcast by WDIV-TV showed the tanker burning on the Rouge River bridge on Friday morning. Crews doused the flames, leaving the tanker smoldering, and it later was extinguished. No injuries were reported and the roadway initially was closed in both directions.

Traffic was routed away from the scene of the fire. Northbound lanes reopened Friday morning and two southbound lanes reopened by midmorning.

State police say the tanker was used to haul gasoline but was empty at the time except for residual fuel and vapors.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says the bridge was being inspected. State police say the truck’s brakes likely caused the fire.

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