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Semi catches fire on I-55

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CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A tractor trailer caught fire at the 106.8 mile marker on Interstate 55 just north of Cape Girardeau Tuesday.

Officials at the scene say the cab of a tractor trailer hauling boxed ice cream caught fire and spread to the trailer.

The heat made it hard for crews to fight the fire.  An ambulance was called in for some of the firefighters.

Traffic was backed up for 4.5 miles on I-55.

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