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Lanes blocked by burning car on I-15 in Escondido

SAN DIEGO, CA – Two lanes were blocked on Interstate 15 in Escondido while firefighters knocked back a car fire on Tuesday morning.

According to Caltrans San Diego, the car was headed north when it began to catch fire near West Citricado Parkway shortly before noon. The driver pulled the vehicle to the righthand side of the freeway, where firefighters were able to extinguish the flames.

The two right lanes were closed for about half an hour. There is no word on whether anyone was injured.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

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 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.

Lanes blocked on I-5 due to vehicle fire in National City

SAN DIEGO, CA – Lanes were blocked on Interstate 5 in National City after a vehicle caught fire on Wednesday night, according to Caltrans San Diego.

The vehicle was in the middle lanes of I-5 south near Harbor Drive when it caught fire shortly before 8:30 p.m.

Authorities blocked off the scene while the flames were knocked back. The area was reopened before 9 a.m.

There is no word on whether anyone was injured in 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.

Lane closed to fight car fire on Imperial Valley highway

SAN DIEGO, CA – One lane was closed on State Route 86 in the Imperial Valley area while firefighters fought a vehicle fire on Tuesday evening.

According to Caltrans San Diego, the right lane was blocked while firefighters worked to quench the flames of a burning car on SR-86 north near the California Highway Patrol checkpoint at about 5:45 p.m.

The lane was not reopened to traffic until almost 11 p.m.

We will update this story should more information 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.

Firefighters put out car fire twice near Lemon Grove home

SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego firefighters put out the flames of a burning car twice when it caught fire near a home in Lemon Grove on Monday afternoon.

According to the Times of San Diego, a car caught fire near the carport of a home in the 2400 block of Massachusetts Avenue. When firefighters arrived, they put out the flames on the burning car.

As the car was extinguished, the carport began to burn and firefighters shifted their attention to saving the home. When they had knocked back those flames, they found that the car had reignited.

Thankfully no one was injured in the fires.

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.

Pickup truck driver flees from Escondido fire

SAN DIEGO, CA – The driver of a pickup truck that caught fire on Interstate 15 in Escondido fled on foot from the Tuesday afternoon scene.

According to CHP, the silver pickup truck was still moving and the occupants were still inside when it caught fire on I-15 north near North Nutmeg Street at about 6:20 p.m. Orange flames and white smoke were reported to be coming from the underside of the truck. The brush around the truck also began to spark.

In the time between the 911 call and the fire department’s arrival, the driver bolted from the scene on foot. He was described as a Hispanic adult male wearing a grey reflective jacket and seen running north. It is unclear whether officials were able to apprehend him or why he ran.

One righthand lane was shut down while firefighters put out the fire.

Injuries have not been confirmed and the cause of the fire has not been determined.

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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