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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.

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