Breaking News!!: Essex, CA: Semi truck accident with tractor on fire along westbound Interstate 40.

Breaking News!!: Essex, CA: Semi truck accident with tractor on fire along westbound Interstate 40.

There is a report of a semi truck accident with tractor on fire along westbound Interstate 40 just 2 miles west of Essex, California.

The California Highway Patrol is reporting that the semi truck bobtail and the semi truck pulled to the side of the interstate where the driver got out of the vehicle.

At this moment, California Highway Patrol is reporting that only the tractor is on fire.

Firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department’s Station 32 in Needles, California is responding to the fire with a fire department engine and water tanker.

San Bernardino County Fire Department is asking for Mohave Valley Fire Department to cover the Needles, California area incidents until their firefighters come back.

As of 8:13am PT, California Highway Patrol is reporting that the tractor is exploding and is fully engulfed in flames.

As of 8:26am PT, Fire Department Battalion #137 is telling dispatch that the tractor is fully engulfed in flames and the location of the fire is 1.19 miles west of Essex Road exit along westbound Interstate 40. Medical Engine #32 from Needles, California has just arrived and California Highway Patrol is on scene.

As of 8:27am PT, California Highway Patrol is reporting that the #2 lane is blocked.

As of 8:37am PT, Fire Department Battalion #137 is telling dispatch that the tractor fire is out.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

 

 

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