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Truck Fire Leads to Sig Alert on Freeway

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Photo: Jon Edgemon via VVNG

CAJON PASS: Several lanes on the northbound 15-freeway remain closed as officials work to remove a wrecked semi on Wednesday morning.

Per CHP logs, a truck fire was reported at 4:19 a.m. near the Oak Hills road exit prompting CHP to issue a Sig Alert shortly after.

According to reports, for unknown reasons the semi’s trailer axel caught fire, quickly spreading to the rear tires and eventually fully engulfing the entire semi & trailer.

As of 7:45 a.m., the #3, #4, #5 lanes remained closed for an unknown duration, per CHP.

The driver of the semi was able to escape the truck and reportedly not injured.

Traffic in the area is moving but you can expect delays. A clean up is under way as the semi and contents are removed from the freeway.

No further details are available at this time.

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