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Semi-truck fire in Pierce County prompts lane closures

A semi truck caught fire in Pierce County. (Central Pierce Fire and Rescue)

A brush fire burned early Monday along SR 512 in Pierce County after a semi-truck caught fire, prompting lane closures.

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According to the Department of Transportation, the truck caught fire around 2 a.m. on SR 512 eastbound near Portland Avenue East. The driver was transported to a nearby hospital.

The fire prompted closure of eastbound lanes and some westbound lanes. At 6 a.m., the eastbound lanes were still blocked. Westbound lanes reopened around 4 a.m.

Drivers should find alternate routes for their commute.

No word yet on what caused the fire.

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