Truck Carrying Alfalfa Catches Fire on I-80 in Auburn

AUBURN — A big rig carrying alfalfa caught fire early Tuesday morning along westbound I-80 in Auburn.

Officials say a tire on the truck began burning shortly after midnight near Russell Road. The fire quickly spread to the truck’s cargo of alfalfa.

Cal Fire responded to extinguish the flames.

No injuries were reported, but two lanes were closed as crews worked for hours to clean up the burned alfalfa before the morning commute begins.

The lanes were blocked until about 7:15 a.m. before any major traffic backup could happen.

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