(Big Rig Fire)…It was reported at 9:00 Monday morning.
The rig was westbound on Interstate 8, near Highway 79. The California Highway Patrol says the driver was able to drive the rig onto the shoulder of the Interstate before coming to a stop. The rig had a fire extinguisher on board. After an inspection of the smoke and fire, it was determined the rear breaks had caught fire. The fire was put out, with minimal damage to the rig.