Semi Trailer Fire Temporarily Causes I-80 Shutdown

Published: Aug. 30, 2017 at 8:16 PM CDT
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Traffic was temporarily suspended eastbound on Interstate 80 between Gothenburg and Cozad Wednesday, August, 30th 2017.

A semi trailer caught fire around 12:30 in the afternoon.

Law enforcement says the tire caught fire then spread throughout the trailer.

The trailer was carrying the belongings of five military families. Everything in the trailer is considered a total loss.

Nebraska State Patrol says no one was injured and clean-up should last through the night.

Traffic reopened around 4:30 P.M. and resumed as normal.