DWIGHT – The Dwight Fire Protection District responded to a vehicle fire Tuesday on Interstate 55.
Justin Dyer, public information officer with the agency, said that when firefighters arrived on the scene at the 222.5-mile marker on northbound Interstate 55, they found a recreational vehicle that was about 75 percent involved with fire.
“The occupants were able to get out and remove their vehicle from a trailer they were towing it on,” Dyer said.
The 2006 RV was considered a total loss with an estimated $60,000 worth of damage.
Dyer said the owner reported that the front-passenger tire blew out just before the fire started.
The Gardner, South Wilmington and Odell fire protection districts also responded to the incident.