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Semi fire closes I-94 at Valley City

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — A semi is a total loss after a fire Saturday night, March 2, on Interstate 94 here.

The 2013 Kenworth truck was traveling westbound when the driver, Chad Borst of Sacred Heart, Minn., heard a pop in the engine. He pulled over and could see flames coming out by the front tires. The fire spread quickly through the truck and into its food service trailer.

The fire forced the closure of I-94 westbound for two hours. Traffic was rerouted through Valley City.

The driver was not injured. The crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.

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