Semi catches fire on I-80 in New Lenox

May 22, 2012 9:25:24 AM PDT
A semi-trailer hauling candy caught fire as it was heading westbound on Interstate 80 Tuesday near the junction with Interstate 355 in suburban New Lenox.

It was not clear late Tuesday morning what sparked the fire that broke out at approximately 6 a.m., but it took a long time for authorities to extinguish the flames.

Chopper7HD flew overhead while crews cleaned up the mess, which also took a while.

The incident caused traffic to back up for miles.