UPDATE: All lanes of I-75 North have reopened following a fire that destroyed a tractor-trailer on Thursday.

It happened around 2:45 p.m. between mile markers two and three, just south of the East Brainerd Road exit.

Chattanooga Fire Department spokesperson Lindsey Rogers says the flames spread from the cab of the truck to a wooded area off the shoulder of the interstate.

Rogers says all northbound lanes were closed for about 20 minutes, causing a traffic jam.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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PREVIOUS STORY: A semi fire has shut down a portion of I-75 North near the East Brainerd exit on Thursday.

According to TDOT, all lanes of the interstate were closed between mile markers two and three as fire crews responded the scene.

At one point, flames could be seen spreading from the truck to the grass and woods along the shoulder of the interstate.

The fire appears to be out at this time.

A TDOT SmartWay camera shows that the left lane has reopened to traffic.

TDOT expects to have the interstate reopened around 5:50 p.m.

No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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