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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -  A freak accident in rural Olmsted County Thursday shut down a section of I-90 for an extended period.

Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Schueller says a semi-truck pulling a trailer with several vehicles was in the 7900 block of I-90 around 5:30 pm when it blew a tire.

Moments later, the trailer caught fire and before the flames were put out, eight vehicles were destroyed.

Schueller says no damage estimate was given. He says no injuries were reported.

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