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Vehicle fire slowing traffic on I-5 at Tacoma Mall

A Washington State Patrol trooper talks with the driver involved in a wreck on northbound I-5 near the Tacoma Mall on Tuesday.
A Washington State Patrol trooper talks with the driver involved in a wreck on northbound I-5 near the Tacoma Mall on Tuesday. dperine@thenewstribune.com

A crash on Interstate 5 led to a vehicle fire near the Tacoma Mall Tuesday. Traffic is backed up on the freeway from state Route 512.

The fire was reported just before noon in the northbound lanes near South 56th Street.

At least one vehicle flipped during the crash and landed on its top. Fire crews are on scene.

Craig Sailor: 253-597-8541, @crsailor

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