NEW CASTLE, Del. (CBS) – A tractor trailer fire snarled traffic on I-295 in Delaware Friday afternoon.
The fire broke out around 3 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-295 in New Castle.READ MORE: 4 People Injured In West Philadelphia Quadruple Shooting, Police Say
Officials say the tractor trailer, driven by Latresha T. Wilkie of Irvington, New Jersey, was traveling north when it caught fire near Mike’s Famous Harley Davidson.
Investigators say the truck, which was hauling cotton, is owned by Storewide Delivery Company based in Secaucus, New Jersey.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Postpones Plans To Push Back School Start Times
Authorities say all lanes of I-295 were closed at New Castle Avenue as firefighters battled the blaze. Three lanes have since reopened, but the northbound right lane and shoulder are still closed.
Officials say the driver of the truck jumped out of the cab and was uninjured.MORE NEWS: Robert Atkins Charged In 1991 Cold Case Murder Of Joy Hibbs In Bucks County