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All lanes back open after semi-truck fire on I-84 in Caldwell

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Posted at 5:50 AM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 08:17:34-05

CALDWELL, Idaho — UPDATE: All lanes are back open after a semi caught fire on westbound I-84 near milepost 28 in Caldwell. Caldwell Fire battalion chief Tim Scott says the fire was caused by overheated braking that caught one of the tires on fire.

When officials arrived, 50 percent of the trailer was involved in the fire. The trailer was carrying grass feed.

The trailer will be removed from the scene by a recovery company this morning.

ORIGINAL STORY: Westbound I-84 near milepost 28 in Caldwell is closed after a semi-truck caught fire around 4:45 Tuesday morning. The eastbound lanes are open.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire, but it has been put out. Officials have taken the trailer off the cab section of the truck.

The westbound lanes are expected to open in the next half hour. You can stay up to date on traffic information by joining the 6 On Your Side Waze team.