Please note: Over-the-air viewers in South Bend need to re-scan televisions on Friday, October 18 to continue to receive ABC57, MyMichiana, Telemundo, MeTV, Decades, Movies!, Start TV and ThisTV and most other local channels in addition to WBND/WMYS. Those viewers unable to currently receive these stations over-the-air should see improved reception on October 18. Cable and satellite viewers are not impacted.

Further information on the re-scan can be found at:

https://www.abc57.com/news/antenna-viewers-plan-to-rescan-your-television-on-october-18

Tip Line: 574-344-5557 | news57@abc57.com

Semi loaded with hazardous materials catches fire on I-94

Photo courtesy Indiana State Police

PORTER COUNTY, Ind. -- Indiana State Police responded to a semi fire on I-80/94 just east of SR 249 around 5 a.m. Thursday.

The semi, driven by 65-year-old Robert Hoffman of Nebraska, was traveling westbound when he felt something wasn't right.

He pulled over to the side of the road and discovered part of the vehicle was on fire. The fire spread and destroyed the semi and box trailer.

Police said the trailer was loaded with hazardous material corrosives that were being taken from East Hartford, Connecticut to Bensenville, Illinois.

For a short time, police believed they would have to evacuate businesses near the fire, but did not need to order the evacuations.

The semi had the proper placards, police said.

The road reopened at approximately 9:15 a.m.

Share this article:
Save with
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Close

0 Comments

Post a comment
Be the first to leave a comment!
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?