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Semi catches fire, causes lane closures on the 58

Posted at 8:26 PM, Nov 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-18 23:26:53-05

Lanes on Highway 58 have been closed due to a semi catching fire Sunday evening.

According to CHP, a semi's trailer caught on fire on the 58, near the Mount Vernon Avenue on-ramp around 7:40 p.m. on Sunday.

CHP says the semi was carrying grapes in the trailer that caught fire.

Firefighters are working to put out the flames, and officials say they are trying to open up a lane to allow traffic to pass by.

No one was injured, according to CHP.

Westbound lanes of the 58, just west of the Mount Vernon Avenue on-ramp are still closed at this time.