Trailer fire on I-75 southbound near Allatoona Lake snarls afternoon traffic

Fire on I-75 near Exit 278

Interstate 75 south near the Allatoona Gateway exit (Exit 278) near the exits to Acworth was shut down for a time due to a trailer fire.

The call came in just after 1:30 p.m. to dispatchers. 

Firefighters spent most of the afternoon battling the blaze.

SKYFOX 5 flew over the scene shortly after 3:30 p.m. and saw flames continuing to lick out from under the roof of the trailer. Half of the trailer appeared to have been destroyed by the blaze.

Eventually, emergency crews reopened a lane of traffic.


Northbound traffic was also snarled due to drivers slowing to take a look at the scene.

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Traffic had returned to near-normal condition by 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.