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Northbound I-15 near Mesquite reopens after semi-truck fire

Updated March 5, 2019 - 2:59 pm

No one was injured when a semitractor-trailer caught fire Tuesday afternoon, briefly shutting down northbound Interstate 15 near Mesquite.

The vehicle fire was reported shortly after 1:20 p.m. about eight miles south of Mesquite’s city limits, according to Mesquite Police Department spokesman Quinn Averett. One lane had reopened about 2 p.m., and traffic was still moving slowly just before 3 p.m., Averett said.

The Nevada Highway Patrol and volunteers with the Clark County Fire Department also responded to the scene.

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