San Diego

Big Rig Fire Shut Down SR-52 Connector

All lanes have reopened to traffic

All lanes of eastbound State Route 52 where it connects with State Route 125 reopened after a big rig trailer caught fire.

The truck driver, John Luis Rodriguez, was headed to Yuma, AZ with a load of flowers from a nursery in Fallbrook. 

A tire on the trailer caught fire about 3 a.m.

Rodriguez told NBC 7 he tried to put the fire out himself. 

"For a second, the fire is out, then it started again. But my extinguisher is empty," he said.

Rodriguez then called 911 for help.

No other information was available.

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