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story.lead_photo.caption Jefferson City firefighters responded to the scene of a vehicle fire on the westbound U.S. 50 exit ramp to Lafayette Street on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Officers from the Jefferson City Police Department blocked lanes of traffic for safety purposes. Photo by Julie Smith / News Tribune.
After extinguishing the engine and truck cab fire, a Jefferson City firefighter went inside the rear of the box truck and continued to spray bags of shredded paper contained within the unit. Shortly after 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018, this vehicle was driven down the westbound exit ramp to Lafayette Street where the occupant(s) exited the vehicle after it caught fire.
Photo by Julie Smith/News Tribune.

No injuries were reported after a box truck fire Thursday morning in Jefferson City.

The fire was called in just after 9:30 a.m., according to Jefferson City Fire Department reports. The truck, which was hauling shredded paper, had exited off of westbound U.S. 50 at Lafayette Street and stopped at the bottom of the ramp.

Fire department officials said the fire appeared to have started in the truck's motor compartment.

Jefferson City firefighters responded to the scene of a vehicle fire on the westbound U.S. 50 exit ramp to Lafayette Street on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Officers from the Jefferson City Police Department blocked lanes of traffic for safety purposes.
Photo by Julie Smith/News Tribune.
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