Tractor trailer fire shuts down portions of I-86

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UPDATE: 1:15AM

Exit 53 is back open. 

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. No injuries were reported. 

According to Chief Sullivan from the Horseheads Fire Dept., the driver heard a loud noise, and looked behind him to see his vehicle in flames. The driver immediately pullled over and called 911. 

Both the truck and the trailer were destroyed by the fire. 

Horseheads Fire was assisted by the Elmira Heights Fire Dept. and the Town & Country Fire Dept. 

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A tractor trailer fire broke out late Tuesday evening just before 10:30pm near exit 52A on I-86 westbound. 

The Village of Horseheads Fire Department was on scene. Traffic was diverted through the village. Exit 53 is currently closed. 

Check back for updates.

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