Nightside Report July 12, 2021: Tanker truck catches fire on I-75, Teen recovering after 20-foot fall from rock climbing wall at Wyandotte fair

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A tanker truck burns on I-75 near Big Beaver Road on July 12, 2021 in Troy, Mich. (WDIV)

I-75 in Troy to remain closed through Tuesday morning rush hour after massive tanker truck fire

DETROIT – A tanker truck caught fire Monday on Interstate 75 in suburban Detroit, closing the busy highway in both directions in Oakland County.

Firefighters shot water and foam at the remains of the truck on I-75′s northbound lanes in Troy. The fire produced thick black smoke while flames flashed high in the sky.

The truck apparently struck a barrier and burst into flames, police said.

“It would be best if you avoided that area completely and find a north/south roadway a bit farther away,” state police said on Twitter. “I-75 could be closed for quite awhile as it may have buckled from the heat of the fire.”

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Michigan COVID: Here’s what to know July 12, 2021

Metro Detroit weather: Chance for strong storms Tuesday, again later in week

Back to work and back to the rain, but we’re getting a break from the July heat, at least right now.

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4 Fast Facts

  • On Friday, horrified witnesses watched a young teen fall 20-feet from a rock climbing wall at the Wyandotte Street Art Fair. Click here to read more.
  • On Monday, the lawyers behind the so-called Kraken lawsuit appeared in federal court facing possible sanctions. Click here to read more.
  • Detroit Lions fans everywhere should be rejoicing as Ford Field will soon be back at full capacity for the 2021 season. Click here to read more.
  • After postponing her trip at the end of the last month, Vice President Kamala Harris spent the day in Detroit on Monday, talking about voting rights and the push to get more Michiganders vaccinated, especially Detroiters. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Pfizer meets with federal health officials to discuss need for booster shots

On Monday, Pfizer met with federal health officials to explain why the pharmaceutical company believes booster shots might be needed.

The meeting comes after a high profile back and forth last week with the FDA and CDC pushing back against the idea of booster shots at least for now.

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DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.