Semi hauling paper products catches fire on I-84

Credit: Paul Boehlke / KTVB

Semi hauling paper products catches fire on I-84

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 12:50 PM

BAKER CITY, Oregon -- A semitrailer hauling paper products caught fire Wednesday, sending up huge flames into the night on Interstate 84 between Baker City and Ontario, Oregon.

It happened as KTVB reporter Karen Zatkulak and photojournalist Paul Boehlke drove back to Boise after documenting an avalanche rescue near Halfway, Oregon.

We're told the truck was hauling paper products, and caught fire on the westbound side of the interstate, closing both lanes for a brief time.

The driver was able to separate the trailer from the truck to prevent an explosion.

No one was hurt.
 

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