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August 26, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Semi-truck fire backs up I-90 traffic for 5.5 miles

Posted by Jeff Hodson

Commuters heading east on Interstate-90 are in for a Friday afternoon headache.

A semi-tractor trailer caught fire on I-90 at Sunset Way in Issaquah about 4 p.m. Two right lanes were blocked, and traffic was backed up for 5.5 miles, according to the state Department of Transportation. State Patrol and fire crews were responding.

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