Boone County deputy injured in semi fire on I-74 near SR 75 in Boone County

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. – A semi fire closed all westbound lanes of I-74 near SR 75 in Boone County Tuesday night and left a Boone County Sheriff's deputy with minor injuries.

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy was patrolling when he stopped to help  extinguish the vehicle fire. The truck's brakes had caught fire. The cab was already detached. But while trying to put out the fire, a tire blew and knocked him into a ditch. He was transported to a local hospital with complaints of knee pain and metal shavings in his face and hands.

The interstate was closed for almost 3 hours, opening just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.