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Semi truck fire causes slowing on WB I-10 near Benson

Published: Mar. 29, 2015 at 3:49 PM MST|Updated: Apr. 12, 2015 at 11:50 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Traffic has slowed to a crawl on westbound Interstate 10 at milepost 315, near Benson, because of a semi truck fire that is blocking one lane.

Around 10:30 a.m., a semi truck pulling a trailer blew a tire and had to pull over. A fire started on the truck in the tire area and subsequently caused a brush fire, according to the Department of Public Safety.

DPS units and the fire department are on scene.

The right lane is blocked, but the left lane is open, and traffic is slowing for about a mile, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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