A fire on a semi-trailer has shut down a lane on westbound Interstate 8 in Alpine, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP) dispatch.
The fire was reported shortly after 4:30 a.m. Wednesday on the freeway near Tavern Road. There, for reasons still unknown, a semi-trailer was ablaze.
All lanes of I-8 westbound were blocked by the incident from Alpine Boulevard to Tavern Road. As of 6 a.m., the left lane of the interstate reopened.
It is unclear when the right freeway lane will reopen.
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The cause of the fire is under investigation. It is unclear if any injuries have occurred in connection with the blaze.