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Pigs run wild after fiery truck crash on I-15 near Las Vegas

Updated August 24, 2020 - 7:38 am

Traffic was still moving slowly on Interstate 15 early Monday a few miles north of the California-Nevada border after an overnight fire to a tractor-trailer allowed pigs to run on the roadway.

In a tweet sent out just after midnight, the Nevada Highway Patrol said the southbound lanes of I-15 outside Las Vegas were closed because of a “tractor trailer fully engulfed and a large amount of pigs running in the travel lanes.”

Clark County Fire Department spokesman Dan Heenan said firefighters put out the fire.

The crash happened about 7 miles north of Primm and about 35 miles south of Las Vegas. Traffic was still slowed as of 5:45 a.m.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Las Vegas Review-Journal digital producer Marvin Clemons contributed to this report.

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