Tractor Trailer Erupts in Flames on Freeway

I-805 was closed while crews battled the blaze

By Lauren Steussy
|  Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012  |  Updated 6:46 AM PDT
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Tractor Trailer Erupts in Flames on Freeway

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A truck carrying auto parts caught fire while traveling on the freeway early Wednesday morning.

The tractor trailer was traveling on the northbound 805 near Palm Ave. at about 3 a.m. when a fire sparked in a fuse box in the cab, according to police.

Firefighters knocked the fire down in about 15 minutes, but CHP authorties closed the 805 momentarily while they managed the fire.

The trailer and the auto parts inside it were salvaged and the I-805 has been opened again.

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