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Semitruck hauling watermelons catches fire on I-15 in Utah

Courtesy Utah Highway Patrol
BLUFFDALE, Utah ( — A semitruck hauling watermelons caught fire while traveling northbound on I-15 on Friday, said Utah Highway Patrol.
According to UHP Cpl. Tara Wahlberg, at about 6 p.m. the trailer the semitruck was pulling became fully engulfed in flames. The driver was able to detach from the trailer and there were no injuries, said Wahlberg.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
The fourth and fifth northbound lanes of I-15 near Bluffdale were closed while Utah Department of Transportation inspected for damages, said Utah Highway Patrol.

Two right lanes closed I-15 NB MM 288 due to a semi fire. The truck was able to detach from the trailer, which was hauling watermelons. No injuries. Expect the right lanes to be closed for approximately 3 hours while UDOT inspects for damages.
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) May 29, 2021

Courtesy Utah Highway Patrol

Courtesy Utah Highway Patrol
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