Strawberry Truck Catches Fire Near Encinitas - NBC 7 San Diego

Strawberry Truck Catches Fire Near Encinitas



    Firefighters Try to Save Strawberry Shipment in Big Rig Fire

    The tractor-trailer fire was reported just before 6 a.m. on the right shoulder of northbound I-5 near Leucadia Boulevard in Encinitas. 

    (Published Thursday, May 16, 2019)

    Firefighters were working to save a shipment strawberries as they fought a fire inside a tractor-trailer along Interstate 5 near Encinitas.

    Smoke could be seen coming out the back of the 53-foot trailer filled with wooden boxes of berries. 

    California Highway Patrol officers arrived to the area near Leucadia Boulevard just before 6 a.m. and found the big rig pulled over to the right shoulder with fire coming from the back of the trailer.

    The driver was taken to a nearby hospital, CHP officials confirmed. 

    Fire equipment blocked two lanes of northbound I-5, causing some distraction for those on their way to work.

    No other information was available.

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