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UPDATE: A semi-truck fire destroys stock of Beef

LAKESIDE, CA – A fire started on a semi-truck on the I-8 Monday and the contents were a complete loss, reports NBC 7 San Diego.

This is an update from a previous article written. When the fire department received word of the fire, they were unable to tell what caused the fire.

Investigation of the destroyed trailer found the brakes overheated causing the fire to spread from the tires to the trailer. The fire began before 11:30 and traffic in both directions had to be closed because of the smoke.

It was later discovered that the 41,000 pounds of beef being transported by the semi was destroyed. The fire was extinguished within an hour and traffic was able to move through smoothly after.

There were no injuries due to the fire and officers believe the faulty brakes were the main reason the truck was engulfed quickly.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

 

Semi-truck fire closes I-8 east and westbound

SAN DIEGO, CA – A semi-truck fire began around 11:30 on the westbound I-8 Monday, reports NBC San Diego 7.

The California Highway Patrol received reports of a big-rig on fire on the I-8 westbound Monday afternoon. The truck had stopped in the area of Los Coches and Jennings Park Roads. Fire crews were quickly dispatched to the area to work on the fire.

All traffic was stopped east and west of the blaze because the smoke was making travel in the area hazardous.  First-responders got the fire extinguished quickly and the east lanes were opened first when the smoke had dissipated.

Some reports from witnesses believe they heard explosions, but it is unknown at this time what the semi was transporting.

All lanes are now opened for traffic. Fire officials are investigating what may have caused the semi to catch fire.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Fiery single-car collision kills one

SAN DIEGO, CA – A single-car collision killed the driver starting the truck on fire, reports Fox 5 San Diego.

A pickup truck crashed on the southbound I-15 near Cesar E. Chaves Parkway around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. During the investigation, officers found the truck lost control and hit a center divider. The truck then went down an embankment and ended up on a nearby street where it caught fire.

An ambulance was dispatched and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the driver has not been released to the public.

The collision shut down two lanes of the interstate for about five hours. Officers are investigating the possible sequence of events that led to the collision.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Vehicle overturned on I-15 North

TEMECULA, CA – A single-vehicle collision caused the vehicle to end up on its roof, reports California Highway Patrol. 

A report was filed with the CHP that a vehicle was seen on its roof around 10:02 p.m. It is believed that the vehicle did not collide with another vehicle. The driver apparently lost control and collided with the center divider, causing the car to end up on the roof.

Because of the severity of the vehicle damage, an ambulance was dispatched to the area. A fire truck was also dispatched to the area because reports were coming in of smoke billowing from the car’s engine.

A tow truck was called in to rotate the vehicle to its original position. Officers are also investigating the sequence of events that led up to the collision with the center divider. As this is an ongoing investigation, more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Driver dies in single-vehicle crash southwest of Temecula

TEMECULA, CA – A motorist died in a single-vehicle crash southwest of Temecula Tuesday afternoon, according to 10 News.

The driver of an SUV swerved off Pala Temecula Road around 4:45 p.m. The vehicle impacted a tree and caught fire. Officials were called to the scene and found the driver had died from their injuries.

The road remained blocked as officers investigated the source of the crash. It is unknown what caused the driver to veer off the roadway.

Officials have not released the name of the victim and will continue to investigate the cause of the collision. This story will be updated if more information becomes available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Arson suspected in dumpster fire

EL CAJON, CA – Officials received reports of an individual starting a fire in a dumpster behind an IHOP in El Cajon, reported California Highway Patrol. 

A report came in of an individual seeing someone starting a dumpster on fire. The person who saw the fire noticed it had spread to the IHOP restaurant behind it.

The San Diego Fire Department was dispatched to the scene and the fire was still burning when they got there. The fire is under investigation and if the individual who started the fire is discovered, the authorities will charge them with arson.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be reported as it is made available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Traffic News: Semi-truck fire closes lanes

SAN DIEGO, CA – A semi-truck fire impacted traffic early Monday morning, reports the California Department of Transportation.

The fire occurred around 1:00 a.m. on the westbound lanes of the I-8. All lanes were closed temporarily due to the fire.

The San Diego Fire Department was called to the scene, and found the fire had spread to the trailer and cab. Officials thought they had extinguished the flames and were getting ready to open lanes when the fire restarted. Officials decided to shut down all lanes until the fire was completely out.

The fire was finally put out around 5:00 a.m. and a tow truck was called to remove the semi from the roadway. The roadway was cleaned up and all lanes were officially reopened around 7:00 a.m.

The source of the fire is under investigation and more information will be made available as it comes in.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Multiple-car collision reported on I-805 south

SAN DIEGO, CA – The California Highway Patrol reports that a multi-car collision took place on I-805 southbound at 6:17 p.m. this evening. The pileup began when a cream-colored truck lost control and hit the center divider.

Four other vehicles crashed after the initial collision. Debris on the roadway may have been a contributing factor.

Smoke was seen billowing out of one of the crashed vehicles and the fire department was called to the scene.

An ambulance transported one driver to the hospital with a leg injury. Other individuals sustained minor injuries.

Damage to the vehicles was considerable, and several tow trucks were required to clear the incident.

The SDFD shut down one lane of the freeway to avoid any further accidents. Officers are currently investigating the accident and more information will be provided should it become available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

 

 

Car fire in National City

NATIONAL CITY, CA – Fox 5 reports that a car fire broke out near East 16th Street and Harbison Avenue at around 11 p.m. Saturday.

Firefighters blocked off the street as they battled the flames from the car. It is unknown whether the fire was caused by an accident or if it was set intentionally.

The car was completely destroyed in the fire. Authorities have not release whether there was a driver present or not. They are still determining the cause of the fire.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Overturned vehicle and brush fire

SAN DIEGO, CA – Caltrans reported all traffic lanes were blocked Northbound on Route 67 from an overturned vehicle and brushfire early Thursday afternoon.

The car overturned, sparking a brushfire near the center-median area. Traffic was blocked off as crews worked to battle the blaze and right the vehicle.

Traffic was at a standstill during this time. All lanes were reopened around 4:10 p.m.

The condition of the driver is unknown at this time.

This accident is an ongoing investigation and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

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