Big-rig with 250 gallons of fuel burns on I-15 near Barstow
The driver escaped, the California Highway Patrol said. The CHP shut down the interstate near Fort Irwin Road as rescue crews responded.
The fire was reported at 7:30 p.m., the CHP said. The agency initially said the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames but later reported that only the cab was ablaze.
It was unclear whether anyone else was inside the vehicle and whether the driver was injured.
No other details were immediately available.
— Robert J. Lopez
Map shows area where big rig was burning. Credit: Google Maps