I-24 East reopens near Joelton after semi fire

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A portion of Interstate 24 was closed early Friday morning after a semi caught fire near the Joelton exit. 

The fire began in the eastbound lanes around 3:45 a.m.

Fire officials told News 2 the truck blew a tire, which sparked the fire in the rear of the truck that was hauling sawdust. 

Crews used a crane to flip the truck onto its side, dumping the smoldering remains into a ditch. Cleanup crews are on the scene to help remove the remnants. 

One lane of traffic reopened around 5:30 a.m. The roadway fully reopened to traffic around 6:45 a.m.

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