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Semi fire slows I-80 traffic west of Geneseo, Illinois

Traffic was slow-going west of Geneseo, Illinois on Interstate 80 after a semi reportedly caught fire there.

Traffic was slow-going west of Geneseo, Illinois on Interstate 80 after a semi reportedly caught fire there.

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It reportedly happened just before 8 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015. After 10 p.m. there were no visible flames and crews were working on cleanup.

Colona firefighters on scene indicated that some Diesel fuel apparently spilled into a nearby ditch from the truck.

Eastbound traffic was down to one lane for about a mile surrounding the truck.

There was no word yet on the cause of the incident.

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