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I-5 Sig Alert due to Truck Fire

A Sig Alert had to be issued for northbound I-5 on Monday, November 11th. The contents of a tractor-trailer caught fire and sent smoldering debris onto the off-ramp in Encinitas. ABC Channel 10 News reports that the semi truck was hauling a load of trash. A witness spotted smoke coming from the truck around 3:45 p.m. at the off-ramp of I-5 to Birmingham Drive.

The ramp had to be temporarily shut down while firefighters handled the blaze. Clean-up assistance was requested from the California Department of Transportation. There is no word yet on whether or not anybody was injured due to this fire.

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