Only 1 lane of northbound I-5 closed due to semi-truck fire

Posted at 2:29 AM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 14:09:47-04

UPDATE (5:57): There is now only one lane of northbound I-5 between Grapevine Road and Laval Road that is closed. 

The CHP says a trailer's tire caught fire this morning just before 1:45. The driver pulled over to put it out. After he put it out, it re-ignited. 

Kern County Fire crews say the truck was hauling Chick-fil-A, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell products. 

The driver was not hurt in the fire. 


CHP is closing down two lanes on the Northbound I-5 due to a semi-truck fire.

According to CHP dispatch, the tire of the semi-truck caught fire between Laval and the Grapevine.

Clean up crews are on the scene cleaning up the debris. We'll have a crew at the scene and bring you the latest information as it becomes available on our website and our mobile and tablet apps.