Vehicle Fire Closes I-5 Near Ashland

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NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — Transportation officials say both northbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed Saturday evening because of a vehicle fire.

A semi truck carrying 8-10 vehicles caught fire and spread to nearby grass, according to officials. No injuries were reported.

The road was backed up for nearly two hours. The cause is still under investigation, although officials think the truck’s brakes might have overheated.

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  1. marisal says:

    Does anyone have any idea when the freeway will open?

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