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Box Trailer goes Up in Flames on I-70

State Police say overheated brakes are to blame for a fire that consumed a box trailer in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Vigo County Thursday afternoon.

The driver, 48-year-old Jorge Ramirez of Battle Creek, Michigan was unable to put out the fire with his fire extinguisher.

Riley Fire and Rescue arrived within minutes to put out the blaze.

There were no injuries.

The trailer contained a load of cardboard that was headed to Battle Creek, Michigan from Evansville.