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By Kim Harris
Managing Editor 

Big rig fire causes shutdown on I-15 northbound near old Highway 395


Last updated 8/12/2022 at 6:06pm

Village News/Joe Bavaro photo

Firefighters from Cal Fire work to extinguish a semitruck fire on northbound Interstate 15, Friday, Aug. 12.

A semitruck that burst into flames on northbound Interstate 15 near the exit of Old Highway 395 Friday, Aug. 12, snarled traffic as lanes were closed to battle the blaze.

According to the CHP incident log, the big rig fire was first reported at 1:34 p.m. and all lanes of the freeway were closed for about one and one-half hours before lanes 1 through 3 were reopened to traffic at around 3:11 p.m.

Approximately 15 gallons of oil was spilled onto the roadway that required cleanup.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Village News/Kiddo Shiningelk photo

A big rig catches fire closing the northbound I-15.


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