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PORTAGE, Ind. — A massive semi fire prompted a hazmat situation on I-94 in Portage, Indiana.

The fire started around 5:30 a.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes of I-94 near State Road 249.

Earlier, police were evacuating 1/2 mile radius around the area because the semi contained hazardous material — but the evacuation order has been lifted.

Police are now allowing traffic stuck on WB I-94 near SR 249 to get past the semi. Everything east of 49 is still being diverted.

Police are allowing WB traffic approaching SR-249 to get onto the eastbound side.

No injuries have been reported.


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