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News: Semi-truck fire shuts down I-380 near Brandon

BRANDON, IA - All southbound lanes on I-380 were shut down after a semi-truck caught fire near the town of Brandon last week.

According to a report by KCRG, the driver fell asleep behind the wheel of the truck at about 4:40 a.m. and crashed into a guardrail between Waterloo and Cedar Rapids.

The truck began leaking fuel, which sparked a large fire. Fortunately, the 49-year-old driver was uninjured.

Significant delays were reported on the interstate for several hours while crews worked to extinguish the fire.

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