SAN DIEGO, CA – The produce load inside a tractor-trailer was destroyed when the vehicle caught fire on Interstate 5 in the Del Mar area on Thursday night.
According to CHP, a tractor-trailer caught fire on the right side of I-5 north near Del Mar Heights Road at about 11:50 p.m. The fire was coming from underneath the trailer in the very back.
Firefighters responded and were able to extinguish the fire on the 40-foot trailer in under half an hour. However, the produce inside was almost entirely burned.
A tow truck was called to take away the truck and trailer. The area was cleared at about 3 a.m.
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