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Big rig engulfed in flames, slows traffic on southbound I-5

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Jul 04 2013 04:44:23 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 04 2013 02:00:00 AM CDT
big rig fire photo

Courtesy: Stuart Kempley

REDDING, Calif. -

A burned big rig slowed traffic along southbound Interstate 5 north of Redding Thursday afternoon.

The fire was reported around 12:45 p.m. just north of the Pit River Bridge in Shasta County.

One lane of traffic is open at the scene.  The fire started in the cab of the truck and quickly spread.

The scene is just south of the Turntable Bay on-ramp to the interstate.

KRCR News Channel 7 is monitoring the situation and will bring you new information as it comes in.