Semi trailer fire on I-80 closes westbound lanes

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A semi-trailer catches fire on I-80 Dec. 17
(Credit Sweetwater County Fire District #1)

ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING (Dec. 17, 2019) — A semi-trailer caught on fire at mile marker 119 of Interstate 80 this morning, causing traffic delays.

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The trailer was hauling gallon containers of paint. According to Sweetwater County Fire District #1, the fire was caused by a mechanical failure in the rear axels of the vehicle.

SCFD #1 responded to the scene with two fire trucks and eight firefighters.

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Westbound lanes of Interstate 80 near milepost 119 are currently closed as responders attempt to clean up the scene.

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