I-80 lanes in Joliet briefly closed for semitrailer fire

An Illinois State Police squad car is pictured in a file photo. This week the agency agreed to hold more public hearings on its assault weapon registration process, although the existing emergency rules governing the process will remain in effect.

A semitrailer was on fire on Interstate 80 in Joliet and no injuries have been reported in the incident.

About 6:46 a.m. Thursday, state troopers responded to the semitrailer fire in the westbound lanes of I-80, just west of Chicago Street, according to Illinois State Police.

All lanes were closed as firefighters worked to extinguish the flames, police said. The left and center lanes at the location have since been reopened.