I-76 Portage Fire Destroys Trailer, Watermelons Inside

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Roasted watermelon anyone?

That’s what first responders had to deal with on I-76 east of the Kent exit Sunday afternoon when a tractor trailer lost a tire and the brakes caused a fire.

The trailer was destroyed.

The truck was carrying a load of watermelons.

The road was closed for several hours.

No injuries.