Semi-trailer fire snarls traffic on SR 347 for many hours


A semi-trailer filled with trash caught fire on Monday morning, causing headaches for motorists until the fire scene was cleared in the evening. 

The fire was reported at 10:35 a.m. on southbound State Route 347, north of Casa Blanca Road, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves. It was extinguished at 11:16 a.m., but the cleanup would snarl traffic for hours.  

“Southbound lanes were blocked while the trailer had to be offloaded,” Graves said. The roadway reopened at 6:05 p.m. 

Gila River Police and Fire responded to the incident. There were no injuries reported. 


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