Semitractor-trailers cause brushfire off I-5 causing backups

Sep 22, 2022, 8:42 AM | Updated: 9:14 am


Photo from Puget Sound Regional Fire

People are noticing a fire off Kent-Des Moines road that is also causing traffic tie-ups on Interstate 5 Thursday morning.

Puget Sound Regional Fire officials say that a semitractor-trailer caught fire early this morning, which spread to a second semi, before igniting some nearby brush.

The smoke from the fire can be seen from I-5, which has caused delays affecting commuters Thursday morning.

Firefighters are already on the scene, and the fire has been contained.

The cause of the fire is unknown, and is being investigated by Puget Sound Fire.

This is a developing story, check back for updates

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