The fire shut down a portion of I-95 for several hours, putting traffic at a standstill.
“A car pointed at my back on the trailer. I thought it was just a tire so I pulled over,” says truck driver Vernard Monroe, but it wasn’t just a tire.
Monroe says as soon as he pulled over, he heard an explosion and saw flames shooting out of the trailer his cab was pulling. “I grabbed the fire extinguisher, tried to put it out.”