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News: WSP respond to semi truck fire on SR-18 near Tiger Mountain summit

by | Feb 12, 2021 | Accidents in the News |

HOBART, WA – Troopers with the Washington State Highway Patrol responded to a semi-truck fire blocking all eastbound lanes of State Route 18 near Tiger Mountain summit on Friday morning.

According to the official WSP Twitter account, the accident occurred around 9:09 a.m., forcing eastbound traffic to be diverted at the interchange with Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

Once emergency responders arrived and extinguished the fire around 9:38 a.m., an update was shared stating the roadway would be reopened in 30 minutes.

A picture of the scene showed the tractor unit of the truck was completely destroyed by the fire.

If more details are released, an update will be made.

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