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UPDATE: Semi fire slows traffic on I-380

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Traffic on Interstate 380 was backed up Wednesday morning due to a semi fire.

It happened near the Evansdale Drive exit, that's near mile marker 68.

A semi caught on fire around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

While driving the semi driver noticed a problem with his axle. He pulled over and noticed his trailer was on fire.

He tried to put it out with his fire extinguisher, but the blaze got too big.

The trailer was full of scrap metal and is said to be a total loss.

Traffic was backed up for miles.

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