Semi carrying cow parts goes up in flames on I-8 near Alpine, man and dog escape

Posted at 8:20 AM, Jan 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-06 11:27:43-05
ALPINE (CNS) - A big rig hauling a load of cow parts caught fire early Friday on westbound Interstate 8 in Alpine.
The fire apparently started near the tractor-trailer's brakes as it approached Tavern Road shortly after 1:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. No injuries were reported.
CHP officials said the burned trailer had to be cut in half before it could be removed from the roadside.
The westbound lanes were temporarily closed, but both have since been reopened, according to the CHP.