Ohio Car Hauler Fire

Westbound Turnpike open again in Archbold - WTOL.com: News, Weather and Sport for Toledo, Ohio

ARCHBOLD, OH (By WTOL) - The westbound lanes of the Ohio Turnpike in Archbold are open again after a half dozen vehicles were destroyed in a vehicle hauler that caught on fire. The Turnpike was closed between State Route 108 to State Route 66.

It happened just before 7 a.m. Friday. Westbound traffic was at a standstill for a couple of hours while crews put out the fire.

The vehicles are nearly unidentifiable because they were so badly charred.

Witness reports from nearby residents said it was a huge fire ball and they heard several small explosions.

The highway patrol said the driver of the truck was not hurt.

It is still unknown what caused the fire