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Tractor Trailer fire

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Woodstock volunteer firefighter Logan Patrick kneels beside this tractor trailer that caught fire on northbound Interstate 81 south of Edinburg on Tuesday afternoon. Thelmon Smith Jr., 58, of Lamar, Miss., said he was hauling a Conway freight trailer when he had a drivetrain tire blow out and sparked a fire. Rich Cooley/Daily (Buy photo)

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Firefighters throw water while a cleanup crew removes the contents of this tractor trailer that caught fire on northbound Interstate 81 south of Edinburg on Tuesday afternoon. Thelmon Smith Jr, 58, of Lamar, Miss., said he was hauling a Conway freight trailer when he had a drivetrain tire blow out. That sparked a fire. Firefighters from Woodstock, Edinburg and Mount Jackson helped extinguish the blaze. The interstate was shut down for several hours. Rich Cooley/Daily (Buy photo)

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Edinburg volunteer firefighter Heath Thompson walks past this burning trailer that caught fire after the driver had a tire blow out Tuesday afternoon on northbound Interstate 81 south of Edinburg. Rich Cooley/Daily (Buy photo)

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Kyle Wilson, a Woodstock volunteer firefighter, drinks water after battling the tractor trailer fire south of Edinburg on Tuesday. Rich Cooley/Daily (Buy photo)



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