Tanker fire shuts down Interstate 5


A tanker carrying 40,000 gallons of nitric acid caught fire on Interstate 5 Wednesday morning. 

The incident caused such a scare, California Highway Patrol officers closed down all lanes of I-5, as well as the westbound lanes of Highway 166. 

Fortunately, the fire was small and quickly contained.

No hazmat spill resulted, according to CHP.

The incident happened just before 5:00 a.m. and all lanes were cleared within an hour. 

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