A truck fire temporarily closed one lane of southbound Interstate 5 near Meridian Road just before midnight Sunday, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The truck had broken down as it ascended from the Nisqually Delta east of Lacey and then the driver walked away, presumably to get help. At some point after that, the truck caught fire, WSP Trooper Guy Gill said Sunday.
Lacey Fire District 3 responded about 11:45 p.m. Saturday to extinguish the blaze, Battalion Chief Steve Crimmins said.
Gill added that the vehicle was a total loss.