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Semi fire shuts down I-265 S near Taylorsville Road

Published: Aug. 12, 2015 at 5:28 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2015 at 5:28 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Both lanes of southbound Interstate 265 are closed after a semi caught fire near Taylorsville Road.

According to a MetroSafe supervisor, a tire blew on the big rig just before 1 p.m. and caught the tractor trailer on fire.

Crews shut down I-265, also known as Gene Snyder Freeway, near the Rehl Road overpass at 1:09 p.m.

The fire is under control, and crews hope to reopen the interstate soon.

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