Cleanup continues after trailer full of pineapples catches fire on I-5

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Interstate 5 was shut down Tuesday night after a trailer full of pineapples caught fire south of Ashland.

At about 6:45 p.m. on April 18, the Oregon Department of Transportation said the northbound lanes of I-5 were closed due to a fully engulfed truck fire.

By the next morning, northbound traffic was limited to a single lane at milepost 12 so crews could remove debris from the fire.

According to Jackson County Fire District #5, the trailer that caught fire was packed with a load of pineapples, which reportedly made for a “difficult fire overall.”

First responders said there were no reported injuries and the driver was able to disconnect the truck from the trailer before it could spread to the vehicle.

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