Saturday, September 19, 2015

Semi catches fire I15 north of Blackfoot

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:55 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, September 19, 2015, at 2:45 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a semi truck on fire southbound I15 at milepost 99, north of Blackfoot.

Ernest Griggs, 39, of Filer, Idaho, was driving southbound on I15 in a 2005 Peterbuilt semi pulling three trailers loaded with hay when the hay and trailers caught fire. Griggs was able to pull onto the shoulder, disconnect the power unit from the trailers, and was not injured.

The lanes were at least partially blocked for over seven hours while crews worked to clear the scene.