The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

April 17, 2014

Firefighters battle tractor trailer fire on I-77 near Athens

By Greg Jordan
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— The load on two tractor trailers traveling southbound on Interstate 77 near Athens caught on fire Thursday afternoon.

Both tractor trailers appear to be carrying paper or cardboard, according to a Daily Telegraph photographer on the scene of the fire. The first fire was reported around 3 p.m. on Exit 14 of I-77.

A small section of grass leading up to a bank also has caught on fire. Firefighters are on scene, and working to extinguish the blaze.

Traffic is still moving southbound on I-77 southbound despite the fire.