Truck fire backs up traffic

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A semi-truck fire caused a traffic back-up on part of I-74 Wednesday afternoon.

It happened in the eastbound lanes, just east of Mahomet. Police say a back tire blew on the rig.

The driver pulled over on the shoulder and disconnected the trailer.

The tire erupted into flames and ignited the trailer and its contents. Traffic was rerouted for two hours.

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