Interstate open after semi catches fire Wednesday night

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Interstate 470 is back open Thursday morning after a semi caught fire Wednesday night.

The trailer portion of the rig caught fire around 6:30 p.m. sending flames and smoke high into the air.

The stretch of I-470 between 21st and Wanamaker was shut down for hours.

It doesn’t appear anyone was injured. There is still no word on what caused the fire.

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