Interstate #65 South at the 17 Mile Marker is closed due to a semi-tractor and trailer fire. This morning at approximately 6:40 am, The Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg received a 911 call that a semi-tractor and trailer was parked on the emergency strip at the pre-mentioned location with a trailer tire that was on fire. When troopers arrived the semi-trailer was completely engulfed in flames and a grass fire had started near the interstate.

Monroe Township and Sellersburg Fire were called to the scene to extinguish the flames. At this time Interstate #65 is closed south bound at Exit #16. All traffic is being re-routed to U.S. #31. The interstate will be closed for several hours for removal and clean up of the fire.

The semi-tractor and trailer was hauling scrap metals and no one was injured.