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Semi fire shuts down Gene Snyder traffic

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The fire happened near the 23 mile marker. The fire happened near the 23 mile marker.
The semi was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived. The semi was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived.
The fire was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Friday. The fire was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
Traffic was backed up for several miles because of the fire. Traffic was backed up for several miles because of the fire.
Smoke from the semi fire was visible from miles away. Smoke from the semi fire was visible from miles away.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A tractor trailer fire shut down all southbound traffic on the Gene Snyder Freeway/Interstate 265 Friday afternoon.

The fire happened just before 2:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes between Taylorsville and Billtown Roads, according to MetroSafe. Firefighters arriving three minutes after the fire was reported found the rig fully engulfed in flames.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident, and there was no immediate word of any injuries.

Traffic was backed up for several miles.

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