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Lanes open on Grapevine after fire sparked from semi-truck

CHP Grapevine Fire
Posted at 10:03 PM, Jun 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-01 12:14:04-04

KERN COUNTY, CA. (KERO) — According to California Highway Patrol, a semi-truck caught fire along Interstate 5 and Grapevine Road shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday night. The flames spread into the nearby grass knocking down power lines and causing power outages that included the Tejon Outlets.

Crews put out the truck and grass fire around 10 p.m.

According to the PG&E outage map, about 850 customers were without power but that's been fully restored.

Interstate 5 was closed for a short period of time Wednesday night but is back open this morning.