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Garbage truck fire slows I-380 traffic


A garbage truck fire on I-380 Wednesday caused some headaches for drivers.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a garbage truck driven by 35-year-old Lari Chesmore of Cedar Rapids, caught on fire around 10:50 a.m. while northbound on I-380.

According to deputies, the engine compartment and interior was fully engulfed by the time fire departments arrived.

Chesmore was not injured, but the northbound lanes of I-380 were closed for a short time.

Investigators are unsure why the truck caught fire.

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