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Akron Fire Department battles vehicle fire on I-77 North

I-77 northbound was temporarily shut down Sunday evening after an RV was engulfed in flames....
I-77 northbound was temporarily shut down Sunday evening after an RV was engulfed in flames. (Source: Akron Fire Department)(Akron Fire Department)
Published: May. 8, 2022 at 7:25 PM EDT
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AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - The northbound lane on I-77 in Akron was temporarily shut down Sunday evening after an RV was engulfed in flames.

The RV, which was previously disabled, burst into flames at 6 p.m., according to Lt. Michael Miller of the Akron Police Department

The fire caused a shutdown from SR-764/Wilbeth Road to Waterloo Road, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Miller said the flames were put out in “15 minutes or less” once fire crews arrived.

As of 7:15 p.m., the left-hand lane was opened for travel, Miller said, adding that it could be close to 8 p.m. until the freeway completely reopens.

Nobody was hurt during the fire, according to Lt. Serjie Lash of the Akron Fire Department.

The Akron Police Department is investigating the cause of the fire, Lash said.

This story is ongoing and will be updated as more information is revealed.

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