Breaking News: Needles, CA: Semi truck fire along the U.S. Route 95 off-ramp from westbound Interstate 40.

Source: California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Fire Department (Information):

Needles, California: Semi truck fire along the U.S. Route 95 off-ramp from westbound Interstate 40.

Firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department are on scene, and fire is out.

Off-ramp from westbound Interstate 40 onto U.S. Route 95 going towards Searchlight, Nevada is closed.

ZachNews has learned that the trailer is loaded with 30,000 lbs of watermelons.

A&G Towing is on scene to help with towing and clean up.

Motorists are being told to use Needles Highway to Nevada State Route 163 as an alternate to get north onto U.S. Route 95.

As of 10:52 p.m. PT, California Highway Patrol has issued hard closure for this incident, and that clean up continues.

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