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.
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