WATCH: Semi-truck hauling watermelons catches fire on I-15

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Two right lanes are closed on northbound I-15 after a semi truck hauling watermelons caught fire.

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UDOT traffic camera video shows smoke filling the air as the trailer filled with watermelons continued to burn on the shoulder of I-15.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the semi-truck was able to detach from the trailer and no one was injured.

UHP said the right lanes of northbound I-15 at milemarker 288 will be closed for approximately three hours as the Utah Department of Transportation investigates the fire.

Officials did not specify on what caused the fire.

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