Interstate reopens amid truck center fire

November 28, 2018

Area fire departments fight a massive fire at J&B Truck Center on Hercules Drive in Colchester, Vt., Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, 2018, after authorities received a call about the smell of natural gas. A short time later, the building was engulfed in flames. (Ryan Mercer/The Burlington Free Press via AP)

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Interstate 89 has reopened as crews battle a large fire at a truck center in Colchester, Vermont, that police said was causing an environmental hazard.

The fire is at J&B International Truck Center. Police tell the Burlington Free Press that several commercial vehicles and a propane delivery truck were involved in the fire.

Officials say the employees made it out of the building safely.

Vermont State Police had closed a section of the highway between Colchester and Winooski Wednesday morning and urged to avoid the area and take alternate routes.

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