- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Officials say a semitrailer carrying bananas has caught fire on Interstate 5 in southwest Oregon near Ashland.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said in a news release Wednesday afternoon that the semitrailer was fully engulfed, prompting a closure of the I-5 northbound lanes in the area.

KVAL-TV reports (https://goo.gl/ph6Wlw ) the truck’s brakes overheated, sparking the fire.

Southbound lanes of the interstate remain open but officials said to expect delays in both directions until at least Wednesday evening.

It wasn’t immediately known if anyone was injured in the blaze.

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Information from: KVAL-TV, https://www.kval.com/


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