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Semi-trailer catches fire on I-84 in Meridian

No injuries were reported, but the limes being transported by the truck "are now a bit charred," police said.

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Firefighters from Boise and Meridian responded Wednesday night to a semi-trailer fire near Exit 44 on Interstate 84 in Meridian.

The driver escaped the truck safely and no nearby motorists were injured during the incident, according to a tweet from Idaho State Police.

The truck was transporting a shipment of limes, "which are now a bit charred," police said.

The driver, identified as 39-year-old Tejinderpal Sooch of Abbotsford, British Columbia, was driving west on I-84 when he noticed a small fire in his rearview mirror and stopped in the emergency lane, police said. He disconnected the tractor from the trailer before the trailer became fully engulfed in flames

Responding firefighters were able to successfully put out the flames. Two lanes near Exit 44 remained closed late Wednesday night, but ISP said night time traffic was easily getting through the area. 

All lanes are expected to be open before the morning commute.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Chris sent KTVB this raw video of the semi-trailer fire on I84 near Meridian via the 'Near Me' section on the KTVB app:

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