BLUE CANYON (CBS13) — Eastbound Interstate 80 has reopened in the Sierra after a fire just off the side of the freeway forced a closure early Wednesday afternoon.
Cal Fire said an RV traveling eastbound on the freeway caught fire, which burned approximately 1.5 acres of nearby vegetation in the center median in the Blue Canyon area.READ MORE: Walkout 2021: Teachers, Students Walkout Of School In Protest Of Vaccine Mandates
The California Highway Patrol Gold Run said propane and gas tanks exploded, but the fire was contained.READ MORE: Riverbank Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking Charges
The incident appears to have started just after 1 p.m. California Highway Patrol initially fully closed eastbound I-80 west of Blue Canyon due to the fire, and everything reopened at around 8 p.m.MORE NEWS: Tail Of Hope: Rehab Center Assists Dog That Was Paralyzed By BB Gun In Sacramento Backyard
No other information has been released at this point.