Semi catches fire in Aurora I-88 crash; some lanes closed: Illinois State Police

Minor injuries reported, police say

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Monday, July 1, 2024
Semi catches fire in I-88 crash in Aurora; some lanes closed: police
A semi caught fire Monday in an I-88 crash near Farnsworth Avenue in Aurora. Some lanes are closed, Illinois State Police said.

AURORA, Ill. (WLS) -- Some lanes are closed on Interstate 88 in Chicago's west suburbs Monday afternoon, after a semitrailer crashed and caught fire, Illinois State Police said.

State troopers responded about noon to westbound I-88 at Farnsworth Avenue in Aurora for a reported crash between the truck and another vehicle, police said.

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It was not immediately clear what led up to the crash, but the truck caught fire, police said.

Minor injuries were reported, state police said.

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All westbound lanes are closed, and one eastbound lane is closed, causing a traffic backup.

Around 12:30 p.m., the fire appeared to be out, but crews remained on the scene cleaning up.

This is a developing story; check back with ABC7 Chicago for updates.