Semi-truck carrying bananas catches fire south of Ashland - KPTV - FOX 12

Semi-truck carrying bananas catches fire south of Ashland

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(Photos: ODOT) (Photos: ODOT)

One lane of northbound I-5 south of Ashland remains closed Wednesday evening after a semi-truck carrying bananas caught fire. 

The incident was reported Wednesday afternoon. The Oregon Department of Transportation said the truck fire was caused by overheated brakes. It is unclear if anyone was injured. 

At one point, both northbound lanes were blocked. One northbound lane is closed from milepost 8 to milepost 10. 

Drivers are encouraged to expect delays, and watch for crews working on the slow lane and in the shoulder. 

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