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Fiery semi-truck crash forces lane closures on northbound I-5 in Fife

The crash happened at 2:22 p.m. on Tuesday near Port of Tacoma Road.

FIFE, Wash. — One lane is open on northbound Interstate 5 after a semi-truck crashed and then caught on fire.

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the collision happened at 2:22 p.m. at milepost 136 near Port of Tacoma Road.

According to WSDOT, the two left lanes are currently open to motorists. Travelers should expect long delays. As of 6:30 p.m., traffic is backed up about four miles.

The hillside brush near the semi-truck also caught fire.

The Tacoma Fire Department, Washington State Patrol and Fife police are responding to the scene.

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