Massive truck fire shuts down traffic on I-5
  • Photo: Melanie
  • Massive truck fire shuts down traffic on I-5, near Cherry St.

Walking down Pine toward the office, a crazy guy alerted me to the massive plume of black smoke rising over the downtown, while mumbling something to himself something about airplanes and terrorists and how he should've been wearing more sensible shoes (I suppose so he could run faster from the terrorist airplanes).

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Turns out it was a pretty impressive truck fire on I-5 near Cherry St. Slog tipper Melanie reports hearing "explosions" before snapping this picture from a nearby office tower, and judging from what little is left of the cab, an explosion seems plausible.

No word yet on injuries. The driver got out safely.