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All lanes of I-95 reopen after truck carrying cornbread catches fire

Published: Sep. 21, 2016 at 9:12 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 13, 2017 at 8:19 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Cleanup lasted for several hours Wednesday morning for a tractor trailer fire that shut down all lanes of southbound I-95 near the Bells Road exit.

Dozens of fire fighters responded to put out the blaze that broke out just after 2 a.m.

Fire officials say the blaze started because of a mechanical fire. The driver noticed the fire, pulled over and disconnected the trailer, which was filled with cornbread.

The driver was not hurt.

All lanes were reopened and the miles-long backup was clear by 10:30 a.m.

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