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home : news : local   April 29, 2016

7/10/2014 7:15:00 PM
Peru firefighters extinguish semi-trailer fire on I-80


Peru firefighters battle a semi-trailer fire Thursday evening on eastbound Interstate 80 just east of Plank Road. The fire caused a brief lane closure.NewsTribune photo/Scott Anderson
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Peru firefighters battle a semi-trailer fire Thursday evening on eastbound Interstate 80 just east of Plank Road. The fire caused a brief lane closure.

NewsTribune photo/Scott Anderson
NT Staff




An eastbound lane of Interstate 80 was briefly closed Thursday evening when Peru firefighters were called at 5:34 p.m. to a semi-trailer on fire.

According to the Peru Fire Department, the driver of the semi had managed to detach the trailer from the engine as it sat just east of the Plank Road on-ramp eastbound.

The fire was most likely caused by a problem with the brakes, which burned the tires, Peru fire said. Firefighters used two engines and a tanker to extinguish the fire and were on scene for about 30 minutes. The lane was reopened afterward.

There were no injuries, and the trailer was carrying corn, Peru fire said.










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