A semi truck fire has caused some major delays on Interstate 5 out of Tacoma, Washington on this Friday morning.
Two southbound lanes of I-5 near Center Drive at milepost 118 remain closed as of 10:45 a.m. CST as crews work to clear the wreckage.
🚨 Semi-truck fire on southbound I-5 at Center Dr (MP 118) in @cityofdupontwa. Troopers, @wsdot_tacoma, and fire fighters at the scene. Luckily, no injuries! Right two lanes are fully blocked 🚧 Expect delays#TrafficAlert pic.twitter.com/MhHZzx6Quu— Trooper Robert Reyer (@wspd1pio) October 8, 2021
Police say that the fire was started at around 5:55 a.m. by a brake fire on the truck that quickly spread to the load of mattresses it was hauling. Luckily, no injuries were reported.
“Expect southbound I-5 backups approaching DuPont through late this morning until we can clean up this mess,” WSDOT said in the tweet.
Cleanup in progress pic.twitter.com/bO4qjKUoyl— Trooper Robert Reyer (@wspd1pio) October 8, 2021