Friday truck fire closes I-80 near Coalville for an hour

Published: Saturday, May 21 2011 12:00 p.m. MDT

Firefighters battle a semitrailer truck fire on I-80 near Coalville on Friday, May 20, 2011.

, Utah Highway Patrol

COALVILLE — Westbound I-80 was shut down about 6 p.m. Friday for more than an hour after a semi caught fire.

The Utah Highway Patrol says the driver believes an electrical problem in the truck's dashboard started the fire. The driver pulled off the road and tried unsuccessfully to put the fire out, according to Trooper Steven Matthews.

There were no injuries.

Steve Fidel

Twitter: SteveFidel

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