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Motor home fire causes traffic backup on Interstate 15

RAINBOW – A vehicle fire that occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. this afternoon has caused significant traffic backup on Interstate 15 northbound, extending into Escondido.

Authorities say a motor home became engulfed in flames at I-15 and Rainbow Valley Blvd, and as a result two lanes of the freeway were unusable.

The 22-foot motor home was extensively damaged, requiring a special type of tow truck to remove the vehicle from the roadway.

A Sig Alert was issued for northbound I-15 at the Riverside county line at 4:06 p.m.

As of 4:58 p.m., authorities were still waiting on arrival of the tow truck which was dispatched from Escondido. CHP officers have been waiting at I-15 and Gopher Canyon Road to escort the tow truck to the scene.

 

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