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Semi-truck carrying grapes catches on fire in El Cajon

Posted at 7:57 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 10:57:44-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A semi-truck carrying boxes of grapes caught fire as it traveled down Interstate 8 in El Cajon Monday morning.

Authorities received reports of a semi-truck on fire on westbound I-8 just near dunbar lane shortly after 12:30 a.m.

Firefighters arrived to put the fire out and attempted to save the shipments of grapes, but it was a total lost.

California Highway Patrol officials said the truck’s driver escaped unharmed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.