Semi truck fire causes long exit ramp shutdown on I-96
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – A semi-truck trailer caught fire Sunday, forcing the closure of a ramp on westbound I-96. The incident began just before 7 p.m. Aug. 8 when the driver traveling west on I-96 experienced a “mechanical issue,” with the trailer, according to a news release from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. The driver pulled off the freeway at the Coopersville exit at 68th Avenue and realized the trailer was on fire, according to the news release. The driver was able to disconnect the trailer, which was loaded with Styrofoam products and became engulfed with fire, according to the release. The exit off ramp was closed for an extended period for cleanup.mlive.com
Westbound M-6 closed after semi-trailer hauling paper towels ignites
KENT COUNTY, MI – Westbound M-6 is closed after a semi-tractor trailer caught fire early Monday, June 7. The driver managed to disconnect the trailer before it could spread to the truck, Dutton Township firefighters said. Crews clean up after a trailer caught fire on M-6 early Monday, June 7. Firefighters said that Caledonia firefighters responded to assist. The trailer and its contents were engulfed by flames when Dutton Township firefighters reached the scene.mlive.com
Trailer stolen from Metro Detroit nonprofit that helps adults with special needs
MILFORD, Mich. – A trailer purchased for a nonprofit in support of adults with special needs has been stolen. For two years, the group saved up more than $8,000 and bought the trailer last month for their firewood selling business. But with their new trailer stolen, Hall has put up their tent rental assets for sale to raise money. “We need the trailer more than we need the tents,” he said. Their tent business was impacted last year because of COVID-19.
Aretha Franklins niece discusses new trailer for movie profiling her aunts life
DETROIT Aretha Franklins niece spoke to Local 4s Evrod Cassimy about the newly released trailer for the movie that will profile her aunts life. Shes anxiously anticipating the world seeing her aunts life story on the big screen, but she does have a few reasons to be nervous. A trailer provided our first look at the new Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson. I think shes brought a lot of grace and class to the role, Franklin said. So Im not so much nervous about the singing aspect.But what Cristal Robin Aretha Franklin is nervous about when it comes to the movie's release is understandable.