EL DORADO COUNTY  (CBS13) — Highway 50 is now back open in both directions following a big rig fire east of Placerville.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a big rig carrying carnival rides caught fire sometime after 2 p.m. on Tuesday about 25 miles east of Placerville.

The westbound lanes are expected to be closed for the next two to three hours while crews clean up after the fire.


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