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UPDATE: I-44 reopens in St. Louis after semi fire

Crews work to contain a tractor-trailer fire along EB I-44 Sunday night. Crews work to contain a tractor-trailer fire along EB I-44 Sunday night. Image source: GatewayGuide.com
A tractor-trailer fire caused delays for drivers along Interstate 44 in the City of St. Louis overnight.

Crews had to closed eastbound I-44 at Vandeventer just before midnight while emergency crews worked to contain it. The right two lanes reopened about 12:30 a.m. but the left lane remained closed.

It's not clear what sparked the fire, but the tractor and trailer appear to be total losses. Both have burned down to their metal frames.

There's no word of any injuries.
Last modified on Monday, 25 March 2013 00:46

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