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Westbound I-80 reopens near Auburn after crash and car fire, authorities say

Westbound Interstate 80 was closed near Auburn for about an hour due to multiple collisions and a vehicle fire early Monday afternoon, according to Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol.

All lanes reopened about 1:30 p.m., according to the CHP’s incident log.

The westbound lanes of traffic had been blocked at Newcastle Road, Caltrans said in a tweet. The incident was first reported just after 12:30 p.m., according to the CHP.

At least three vehicles were involved in the collision and fire, but no injuries were reported, according to the CHP’s incident log.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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