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Pickup truck catches fire on SB I-5 in Lebec

Posted at 10:55 AM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 13:55:36-04

LEBEC, Calif. — A pickup truck caught fire on Southbound Interstate 5 near the top of the hill, about 1 mile north of the Fort Tejon exit.

Kern County Fire crews arrived and kept the fire from getting up the hillside. KCFD said there was a dirt access road right above where the fire started, giving them a natural break to keep the fire contained.

The pickup truck was completely destroyed but no one was hurt. The No. 1 lane was blocked for a short time.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.