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Burning truck catches fire on I-5 in Del Mar Heights area

SAN DIEGO, CA – An Interstate 5 exit ramp was closed in the Del Mar Heights area after a tractor and trailer caught fire on Monday morning.

According to Caltrans San Diego, the incident was reported in the southbound lanes at the exit to Del Mar Heights Road shortly before 7 a.m.

The area was closed for about an hour while firefighters knocked back the flames and the scene was cleared.

It is unclear whether the truck driver was able to escape the vehicle without injury. We will update this story should more information be released.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.

Tractor-trailer load destroyed by fire on I-5 in Del Mar

SAN DIEGO, CA – The produce load inside a tractor-trailer was destroyed when the vehicle caught fire on Interstate 5 in the Del Mar area on Thursday night.

According to CHP, a tractor-trailer caught fire on the right side of I-5 north near Del Mar Heights Road at about 11:50 p.m. The fire was coming from underneath the trailer in the very back.

Firefighters responded and were able to extinguish the fire on the 40-foot trailer in under half an hour. However, the produce inside was almost entirely burned.

A tow truck was called to take away the truck and trailer. The area was cleared at about 3 a.m.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.

Good Samaritan puts out fire after I-15 rollover crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – A good Samaritan stopped and put out a vehicle fire after a car accident on Interstate 15 in Oceanside on Monday afternoon.

According to CHP, a yellow Mitsubishi sedan was northbound when it crashed with a pickup truck and overturned just before the offramp to Rainbow Valley Boulevard at about 5:20 a.m. The overturned sedan was blocking two freeway lanes and several vehicles then stopped and blocked at least one more. Debris was also scattered across the freeway.

When the sedan began to catch fire, a quick-acting good Samaritan pulled out a fire extinguisher and knocked back the fire.

An ambulance was called to the scene. It has not been confirmed whether anyone was injured.

Alcohol was suspected to be a factor in the crash.

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.

Woman pulls baby from backseat of burning car on I-805

SAN DIEGO, CA – A driver pulled a small child from the backseat of their vehicle after it caught fire on Interstate 805 early on Thursday afternoon.

According to CHP, a blue Volkswagen sedan had pulled to the righthand side of southbound I-805 at SR-905 and was on fire just after 6 p.m. The driver, a woman, immediately got out of the car and pulled a little baby from the backseat.

Firefighters blocked the onramp while they extinguished the fire. The area was closed for more than thirty minutes.

Thankfully, the woman and baby appeared to have escaped serious injury.

There is no word on how the fire started.

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 catches fire after two-vehicle crash in Spring Valley

SAN DIEGO, CA – Firefighters put out a burning car after a two-vehicle accident in Spring Valley on Saturday evening, according to local news.

The driver of a red Toyota RAV-4 was turning from Jamacha Boulevard to Concepcion Avenue at about 7:45 p.m. An oncoming gray sedan struck the small SUV in the intersection.

Soon after, the RAV-4 began to catch fire.

Firefighters extinguished the fire, which appeared to have originated in the engine.

All parties escaped injury.

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 dead after hitting metal sign on SR-78 in San Marcos

SAN DIEGO, CA – A driver lost his life when his vehicle struck a metal signpost then caught fire along State Route 78 in San Marcos on Sunday night.

According to Fox News San Diego, the victim was headed west on SR-78 in his 2017 Dodge Challenger when he swerved from the road near Twin Oaks Valley Road at about 8:30 p.m. The vehicle struck a signpost, overturned, then went up in flames.

The driver was trapped inside his burning vehicle. Authorities pronounced his death at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved.

A closure in the area of the scene continued for about two hours following the crash.

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 on SR-905 leads to lane closures and traffic delays

SAN DIEGO, CA – A vehicle fire on State Route 905 led to lane closures and traffic delays in the Ocean View Hills area this evening, according to Caltrans San Diego.

The accident happened in the Ocean View Hills neighborhood on eastbound SR-905 (Otay Mesa Freeway), near Caliente Avenue, at about 5:15 p.m.

Authorities blocked the right two lanes of the highway as they worked the accident.

It is unclear if anyone was injured as a result.

All lanes were open again by 6:04 p.m.

No further details are available at this time.

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.

One trapped in burning car after El Cajon car accident

SAN DIEGO, CA – One person was trapped in their vehicle after a car accident in El Cajon early on Friday morning, according to CHP.

The accident happened in the 1700 block of Willow Glen Drive at about 5:30 a.m. Multiple vehicles were involved and one of the vehicles quickly began to catch fire.

Firefighters blocked off the road and found one person trapped inside the vehicle catching fire. The fire was put out in about five minutes and the occupant extricated safely.

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.

Lanes blocked while firefighters knock back car fire on I-8

SAN DIEGO, CA – Lanes were blocked on Interstate 8 while firefighters fought a car fire on Monday afternoon, according to Caltrans San Diego.

The car was headed west on I-8 when it began to catch fire near Fairmount Avenue at about 5 p.m. The driver was able to pull to the righthand side of the road.

Firefighters blocked two righthand lanes while they extinguished the fire.

There is no word on whether anyone was injured.

The area was reopened before 5:30 p.m.

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 reported on I-15 in Temecula

SAN DIEGO, CA – Firefighters extinguished a burning vehicle on Interstate 15 in Temecula on Friday morning, according to the CHP incident log.

The driver of a blue Chevrolet Cruze was able to pull the righthand side of I-15 near Clinton Keith after the vehicle started to burn at about 11:50 a.m. The fire started from the front end by in a few minutes it was fully engulfed.

Thankfully, all occupants were able to exit the vehicle.

A tow truck was called to remove the car after firefighters extinguished the flames.

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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