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Southbound Highway 99 reopens in Galt after big rig fire

All lanes of southbound Highway 99 have been reopened following a big rig fire at Twin Cities Road in Galt Monday morning.

Cosumnes Fire Department received a report of a truck brake fire at Twin Cities Road about 1 a.m. Responding firefighters found the big rig’s trailer, carrying various paper products, also burning, Cosumnes Fire Chief Tracey Hansen said.

Firefighters tore open the cargo bin to extinguish the blaze in the highly flammable paper products, Hansen said. There were no injuries.

Southbound lanes of the freeway were closed, and traffic was rerouted, Hansen said. The California Highway Patrol said all lanes were reopened by 8:15 a.m.

Robin Opsahl: 916-321-1176, @robinlopsahl

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