U-Haul burns up on I-205 in Portland

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by Evan Sernoffsky, KGW.com Staff

KREM.com

Posted on November 3, 2013 at 10:21 AM

PORTLAND – A U-Haul went up in flames on Interstate 205 near the Powell Boulevard exit in Portland Saturday.

Forrest Wilson was moving his son's things to the Walla Walla, Wash. area from Salem when the truck jerked and caught on fire, he told KGW Saturday.

Everyone got out of the truck in time but most of the belongings inside the truck were ruined. The entire engine compartment of the U-Haul were completely destroyed.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, but the driver pulled over to the shoulder of northbound lanes just after noon.

Traffic was slowed as fire crews quickly responded and extinguished the flames.

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