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Trailer catches fire, damages four vehicles

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Four vehicles and a semi/trailer were damaged Friday morning, Aug. 23, after the semi’s rear axle caught fire at about 5:15 a.m.

The semi was hauling the four cars northbound near milepost 387 on I-15 when the axle heated up. The trailer caught fire and burned up four of the vehicles being transported and blocked the right hand emergency lane in the construction zone for about three hours.

According to the reporting agency, it appears the fire was caused by a mechanical malfunction in the rear axle area.

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