BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A semi-truck carrying a load of beer and wine caught fire Monday evening causing traffic delays on Highway 58 east of Bena Road, according to local officials.
The fire started around 5:58 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Highway 58 forcing a temporary closure of the road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The high winds in the area were pushing smoke across the highway, according to the Kern County Fire Department. Both directions of traffic were briefly stopped as firefighters put out the flames.
No injuries or fatalities were reported, according to KCFD officials.