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Cleanup continues, but traffic is moving after big-rig fire on Interstate 80

Debris is strewn near the trailer of a big rig damaged by fire Sunday afternoon on westbound Interstate 80. The fire caused closure of the interstate and resulted in significant traffic delays.
Debris is strewn near the trailer of a big rig damaged by fire Sunday afternoon on westbound Interstate 80. The fire caused closure of the interstate and resulted in significant traffic delays. rchang@sacbee.com

Traffic was moving again on westbound Interstate 80 as cleanup continued after a fire that burned a big rig on Sunday afternoon.

One westbound lane remained closed top accommodate cleanup efforts, and traffic was crawling. Eastbound lanes all are open with traffic moving normally.

The trailer of a big rig carrying meat westbound on I-80 just east of Colfax near Highway 174 caught fire shortly before 1 p.m., the California Highway Patrol reported.

The blaze caused a significant traffic backup on all lanes of I-80.

No one was hurt in the blaze.

Stephen Magagnini: 916-321-1072, @StephenMagagnini

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