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Troopers respond to semi fire on I-15

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POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE 3:25 p.m. Idaho State Police Troopers responded to a fire involving a semi-truck pulling a trailer on Interstate 15 at milepost 62 in Bannock County Tuesday morning.

ISP said no one was injured, but the incident slowed traffic for approximately two hours on the southbound interstate.

Troopers responded after a citizen called at approximately 8:28 a.m. reporting the truck was driving down the southbound interstate with flames showing from the rear of the cab. When troopers arrived moments later, the truck driver had pulled to the right and separated the truck and trailer.

Firefighters with the Pocatello and Pocatello Valley Fire Departments responded quickly. Still, the rear of the cab suffered extensive damage. The trailer was not involved. The driver of the truck, a man from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada was not hurt. The right lane of travel was blocked during the incident to allow for firefighting operations.

Troopers say they appreciate the citizens initial call reporting the fire that allowed emergency responders to arrive quickly likely limiting the extent of the damage.


ORIGINAL: The Pocatello Fire Department reports crews were busy Tuesday morning working a semi fire on southbound Interstate 15 at milepost 62 near Port of Entry.

The department says crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

The Idaho Transportation Department reports the right lane is blocked. Officials say to drive with extreme caution, and consider using an alternate route.

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