GILLETTE, Wyo. — A Wyoming Department of Transportation truck caught on fire this evening on Interstate 90, about 10 miles west of Gillette.
Wyoming DOT reported the fire in a 5:56 p.m. tweet Wednesday. The tweet said the right lane for westbound traffic was blocked at milepost 116, notifying motorists to expect delays.
Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper RJ Morrison said on scene at 6:26 p.m. that firefighters had left the scene a few minutes prior.
WY DOT Technician Mike Fisher told County 17 on scene that he saw smoke and pulled over to the side of the highway. He said he’s glad there wasn’t an explosion and that expensive equipment in the back of the truck wasn’t harmed.
He said Campbell County firefighters responded quickly. Fisher said he was the only one in the truck.
Morrison said there were also no damages to the road. Morrison said he didn’t know why the truck caught on fire, but it may have been mechanical issues. He said it’s hard to know how vehicle fires start. Morrison said a tow truck would bring the truck to a yard.
Road conditions throughout District 4 were dry at about 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, WY DOT reported.