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No injuries reported after semi-truck fire on I-70 in Columbia


Livestream of traffic on Interstate 70 at the 129-mile marker:


Crews have reopened both eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at the 129-mile maker to traffic.


The Columbia Fire Department reports no one was hurt Thursday morning after a semi-truck fire on Interstate 70.

Firefighters responded to the fire in the eastbound lanes near the 129-mile marker in Columbia around 5:50 a.m. The cause of the fire is unknown.

An eastbound lane of I-70 is expected to remain closed to drivers until about 7 a.m., according to MoDOT's Traveler Information Map.


Crews have reopened the passing lane on eastbound Interstate 70 at the 129-mile marker just after 6 a.m.

Original story:

Emergency crews are responding Thursday morning to a semi-truck fire on eastbound Interstate 70 in Columbia.

Crews shut down both eastbound lanes of the interstate near the 129-mile marker around 5:50 a.m. Boone County Joint Communications encouraged drivers to find another route around the scene.

More details about if anyone is hurt or the cause of the fire weren't immediately available.

ABC 17 News will update this story once new information is released.

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Zachary Farwell

Zachary Farwell is the assignment editor and former senior producer at ABC 17 News.


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