Mechanical failure blamed for blaze

Traffic Diverted For Five Hours


A trailer ablaze in the median stopped traffic along Interstate 80 and diverted traffic for five hours.

According to Sgt. Wagner of the Wyoming Highway Patrol, a call was received at 2:58 p.m. February 2 of a tractor trailer on fire at mile marker 399 on I-80.

The department responded to the call to find the driver of the unit, Wojtek Jachym, 29, was able to separate the tractor from the trailer carrying aircraft grade aluminum.

Traffic along the interstate was diverted in both directions at 4 p.m., Wagner said, due to fire and inhalation hazard.

Multiple agencies responded to the call, inc...

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