Grapevine fruit truck fire spreads, halts I-5

Posted at 5:31 PM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-24 00:24:41-04

A big rig hauling fruit juice caught fire on northbound I-5 just before 5 p.m. Monday, California Highway Patrol officials said.

The truck caught fire at around 4:45 p.m. just north of Laval Road, near the Outlets at Tejon. Nearby brush subsequently caught fire.

The incident shut down two lanes of the interstate, bringing northbound traffic to a crawl. Two lanes were expected to be closed through at least 6:45 p.m.

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