WB I-696 now open at Orchard Lake after fatal vehicle fire

A fatal vehicle fire early Monday closed westbound I-696 at Orchard Lake.

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The fire was reported by the Michigan Department of Transportation around 2 a.m. The freeway was closed for nearly 12 hours. It reopened around 1 p.m.

Details about the fire are unknown, though a burned semi-truck was in the ditch along the road. One person was killed.