A stalled semi-truck hauling celery reportedly caught fire just after 10 a.m. Tuesday, forcing the closure of several northbound lanes.
LAKEWOOD, WA — A semi-trailer fire on northbound Interstate 5 at milepost 127 reduced traffic to one lane Tuesday morning. Shortly after the fire began, Washington State Department of Transportation and West Pierce Fire & Rescue officials reported a second crash in the southbound lanes in the same area.
WSDOT’s Tacoma Traffic Twitter account announced a stalled truck on the interstate just after 10 a.m. Nov. 20 caught fire, sending plumes of smoke into the clear blue morning sky. A photo later tweeted by Washington State Patrol Trooper Johnna Batiste showed the trailer was reportedly transporting celery.
Around 11 a.m., Batiste tweeted about the second crash directly across from the burning semi-trailer.
In its most recent tweet, West Pierce Fire & Rescue shared a photo that appears to show the fire is mostly under control:
Previous Twitter alerts:
Images via WSP Trooper Johnna Batiste