Semitrailer fire on Bishop Ford shuts down inbound lanes at 130thSun-Times Wireon February 2, 2021 at 2:38 pm

A semi truck carrying tires caught fire Feb. 2, 2021, on the Bishop Ford near Riverdale. | Chicago Fire Department

The truck, which was carrying tires, caught fire about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in the right lane of Interstate 94.

A semitrailer carrying tires caught fire below an overpass Tuesday morning on the Bishop Ford Expressway, shutting down all but one of the inbound lanes at 130th Street.

The truck’s cab caught fire about 5:30 a.m. in the right lane of Interstate 94, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

The fire then spread to the tires, which were “very hard” to put out, department spokesman Larry Langford said.

The blaze was extinguished within an hour and there were no reported injuries.

The far left lane of inbound I-94 remained open to traffic, according to Illinois State Police.

130th closed. All ramps inbound closed at 130. CFD getting water from hydrants off expressway

— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) February 2, 2021

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