A three-vehicle collision involving a big rig ignited a grass fire that closed northbound Interstate 5 just south of Twin Cities Road on Friday afternoon.
The collision occurred shortly before 4 p.m. just north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin county line. California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Michael Bradley said two vehicles collided with a big rig, and one of the vehicles caught fire. He said the collision occurred on a bridge over a slough and the vehicle fire ignited a grass fire.
The Walnut Grove Fire Department responded and extinguished the grass fire. Bradley said the California Department of Transportation was called to determine whether the fire had caused any damage to the bridge.
He said two juveniles were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. All northbound lanes were reported open about 6:15 p.m.
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