This afternoon (June 27th) there was a traffic jam on I-84 just east of the Dalles. After being at a dead stop for about 30 to 40 minutes - where everyone enjoyed a little stretch break and time to get to know other travelers - the traffic started moving again. As we crept along the first thing that came into view was the smoke, followed by police cars, a few fire fighters, and a lot of scorched earth. There was a fire truck still putting out flames on the bank of the river as we passed by. Last to come into view was the actual cause of the fire - a truck that was pulling a trailer that some how caught on fire. The truck was parked on the shoulder mostly extinguished and all that was left of the trailer was the metal frame.
Fire on Freeway, I-84 closed temporarily
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