Truck fire shuts down lanes of I-44 in south St. Louis


ST. LOUIS — Several lanes of I-44 were shut down near Jamieson Avenue in south St. Louis after a box truck caught fire Tuesday afternoon. The highway has since reopened.

The St. Louis Fire Department extinguished the flames just before 4:00 p.m. It’s unclear what led to the incident. A person in another vehicle was injured, according to the department. No one inside the truck was hurt.

A previous version of this story indicated a semi-truck caught fire, but authorities confirmed it was a box truck. No further details have been released.

FOX 2 will continue to update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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