Semi dodges tire causing fire on I-80

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. An incident involving a semi happened on I-80 East Saturday night.

The driver says he swerved toward the median to dodge a tire traveling from the westbound lanes causing the semi's tires to buckle.

The wreck caused a grass fire on the south side of the eastbound lanes.

Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the flames. A gravel road which separated the fire from a large field helped to contain the fire and avoid it from spreading.

Trooper Justin Buhlke says a tire was found near the area where the fire was located corroborating the driver's story.

The driver was not cited and nobody was injured.