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UPDATED: Semi trailer fire closes I-5 at Grandview Road

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A semi trailer caught fire just south of the Grandview Road interchange in the northbound lanes Tuesday night, April 9th, resulting in a temporary closure of both northbound lanes.

Fire crews were dispatched about 9:30pm and arrived to find flames coming from the top of the trailer.

Trailer fire on northbound I-5 at milepost 266 (April 9, 2019). Video courtesy of Connor Staggs.

Whatcom County Fire District 7 Fire Chief Larry Hoffman said there were no injuries but the fire presented some unique challenges. The fire was fueled by the 53-foot trailer’s load of shredded plastic. They put water on the fire from fire engines at ground level and also from a fire engine positioned on the overpass.

The driver disconnected the truck cab from the trailer and was not injured in the fire, according to Hoffman.

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The smoldering trailer was able to be pulled to the WSDOT maintenance yard by the northbound Custer rest area in order to clear the roadway.

Both lanes of northbound I-5 were reopened at 10:30pm. But it was expected the rest area would be closed for several hours while firefighters continued to work on the trailer fire.

Hoffman said at 11:30pm he expected firefighters would be working a couple more hours to completely extinguish the fire. This was going to require unloading the plastic from the trailer and hosing it down. Fortunately, Hoffman pointed out, the trailer has a moving floor for easy unloading.

The cause of the fire is not known but Hoffman said it was likely accidental.

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Washington State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman said there were no charges as a result of the fire.

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