Fire destroys tractor trailer, tires, furniture, closes I-15
Published: May 5, 2014 06:47AM
Updated: May 4, 2014 10:26PM
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Courtesy | Utah Highway Patrol A tractor trailer hauling furniture and tires caught fire Saturday morning after a tire blew near the Beaver and Millard county line, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. It shut down the northbound lanes of I-15 for about an hour.

Fire destroyed a tractor trailer Saturday near the Beaver and Millard county line.

The tractor trailer was traveling north on Interstate 15 when, near mile post 130, a trailer tire blew, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. The tire caught fire and ignited the trailer.

The driver was not hurt, but the tractor, trailer and its contents — including furniture and tires — went up in flames and were destroyed, the UHP reports.

Emergency responders were forced to close all of the northbound lanes for about an hour to deal with the fire.

mmcfall@sltrib.com

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