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Tractor-Trailer Catches Fire on Interstate 540 Ramp

Posted September 20, 2007

— A tractor-trailer caught fire at the junction of Interstates 40 and 540 on Thursday evening.

The state Highway Patrol said the tractor-trailer caught on fire while traveling on the ramp from I-540 to I-40 East around 7:25 p.m.

The ramp was blocked, but troopers said traffic kept moving, except for onlooker delays.

The fire was put out just before 8 p.m., and the ramp was reopened shortly after, traffic cameras showed.

No injuries were reported in the fire, troopers said. The state Highway Patrol and local police responded to the scene.


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